Sgt. Brooks Lyons of Felton holds one of his daughters. (Photo: WBOC)
FELTON, Del.- Approximately 800,000 federal employees across the country were furloughed went the government partially shut down on Tuesday, including some workers on Delmarva.
Sgt. Brooks Lyons of Felton was sent home from the Delaware National Guard in Bethany Beach on Tuesday. For the time being, he has no income and will rely on his savings to support his wife and two young daughters.
"I think they're being selfish and not thinking about us," said Lyons, referring to politicians in Washington. "But I'm optimistic something will get done."
The Delaware National Guard Training location in Bethany Beach, along with the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge, are shut down in Sussex County until lawmakers can strike a deal in our nation's capitol.
Until then, Lyons said he will do whatever it takes to support his family, including filing for unemployment.
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