This is just general:
Including burial benefit and standard insurance the family gets less than $10,000.
The wife gets about $800/month until she remarries.
Each kid gets about $250/month until the age of 18.
Great benefit package for the people who protect our freedom, isn't it?
Edit: BTW, when I was in VN in 1968 if I had been killed my family would have received $10,000 death benefit. It's gone down. We really treat our uniformed people well.:disgust: