Bank paid employee while he served in Iraq

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Sunday, December 10 2006 Dec 10, 2006 Sunday, December 10, 2006 8:00:20 PM CST December 10, 2006 in News
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INDEPENDENCE - Co-workers of M&I Bank employee and National Guardsman Jacques Smith wanted him to know they appreciated his service  at the bank and in Iraq. The employees at M&I Bank in Independence paid the difference between Smith's salary and his National Guard pay while he served. Smith, a Lee's Summit resident, was on active duty 560 days. He returned to his bank work in August. He is a vice president in M&I's business banking division. The bank wasn't legally obligated to pay his salary, but employees felt it was the right thing to do. They also gave Smith's wife and three children a Web cam. Smith was a scout platoon leader in Iraq. He recently thanked bank workers by giving them a flag from his Iraq experience.

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