Tuesday, February 07, 2006

This is Absurd and Disgusting

February 07, 2006
Soldier pays for armor
  • Army demanded $700 from city man who was wounded

  • By Eric Eyre
    Staff writer

    The last time 1st Lt. William “Eddie” Rebrook IV saw his body armor, he was lying on a stretcher in Iraq, his arm shattered and covered in blood.

    A field medic tied a tourniquet around Rebrook’s right arm to stanch the bleeding from shrapnel wounds. Soldiers yanked off his blood-soaked body armor. He never saw it again.

    But last week, Rebrook was forced to pay $700 for that body armor, blown up by a roadside bomb more than a year ago.