Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Our Troops Can't Buy Own Body Armor
Despite the knowledge that a whole lotta fatalities could have been avoided if only our troops had proper body armor, an order from the Pentagon is now forbidding our troops from personally buying their own body armor. If they refuse to follow that order and buy their own body armor, and get killed, their beneficiaries might not receive the death benefits from their $400,000 SGLI life insurance policies. Maybe it is odious crap like this that is leading our troops to take a good look around them and question WTF is going on and who TF really cares about them. Just check out these 2 letters to the editor for Jan 15/06 in Stars & Stripes: 1.) A 'robot' soldier? by Air Force Maj. Klaus-D. Paul (retired) in Kaiserslautern, Germany and 2.) Not to be taken lightly by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Reynolds in Camp Patriot, Kuwait.