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Bay area Vet: My ex-wife should not get half of my retirement!

Bay area Vet: My ex-wife should not get half of my retirement!

Tampa, FL - Captain Glen "Gooch" Carson of Tampa, enlisted in the Air Force in 1987.  He spent twenty years in the service before a bad back forced him to retire in 2007.

During that time, he got married and had two kids.  After 15 years of marriage, Carson and his wife divorced.

When he retired a few years later, his ex-wife started receiving half of his military retirement for the rest of his life.  That is thanks to the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, enacted in 1982.

"For me to work 12, 16 hour days and go through a couple of wars, I don't see where she earned the $877 a month she's getting," said Carson from his South Tampa home.

At 42-years-old, Carson says he lost his home to foreclosure and filed for bankruptcy in the past year.

Fire destroys home in Tampa

 Fire destroys home in Tampa

Tampa, FL - Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is on the scene of a house fire in Northern Hillsborough County off Ehrlich Road, north of Town 'N' Country and west of Carrollwood.

Emergency crews say the house on Pennington Road near Scrimshaw Drive, is a total loss.

Right now, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is just trying to keep the flames from spreading to the homes on either side.

The owner of the burning house was home at the time of the fire but was able to make it out safely.

No word on how that fire started.