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  1. #1
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    Wounded Soldier Charged For Damaged Body Armor

    I almost posted this in "crimes in the news", this is a crying shame!


    A former U.S. soldier injured in Iraq says he was forced to pay $700 for a blood-soaked Kevlar vest that was destroyed after medics removed it to treat shrapnel wounds to his right arm.


    First Lt. William "Eddie" Rebrook IV, 25, of Charleston had to leave the Army because of his injuries. But before he could be discharged last week, he had to scrounge up cash from his buddies to pay for the body armor or face not being discharged for months -- all because a supply officer failed to document that the vest had been destroyed more than a year ago as a biohazard.

    More here:

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/6832628/de...11000202082006

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    ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG


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    Well......as a former civilian employee of the Department of Defense, I can only say that I'm not surprised. Common sense is in short supply with the DOD.
    Step right up and see the Yakwoman! Only 25 cents a look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by christine2448
    I almost posted this in "crimes in the news", this is a crying shame!


    A former U.S. soldier injured in Iraq says he was forced to pay $700 for a blood-soaked Kevlar vest that was destroyed after medics removed it to treat shrapnel wounds to his right arm.


    First Lt. William "Eddie" Rebrook IV, 25, of Charleston had to leave the Army because of his injuries. But before he could be discharged last week, he had to scrounge up cash from his buddies to pay for the body armor or face not being discharged for months -- all because a supply officer failed to document that the vest had been destroyed more than a year ago as a biohazard.

    More here:

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/6832628/de...11000202082006
    Perhaps George can add the cost to his trillion dollar budget

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    Absolutely outrageous!

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    U.S. To Repay Soldier Billed For Body Armor


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    Absolutely, unfreakin' believable!!!!



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