Disgusting!PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gary Pfleider II served his country for six years before he became a member of the new generation of disabled veterans.Pfleider, a former Oregon National Guard soldier, was shot by a sniper while on patrol in Iraq in September 2007. He has only vague memories of the event, but now must live with a permanent reminder -- a brace he'll have to wear on his leg for the rest of his life."I remember grabbing a hold of my leg, and realizing I had blood on my hands," he said. "And from that point on until I got loaded onto the Stryker was just a big blur."Three days after he was shot, Pfleider received a Purple Heart.Almost two years later, he received a bill from the military for missing equipment.The sum of the bill, which includes interest, is $3,175. It itemizes a list of gear the military issued to Pfleider that did not come back with his unit in 2008. The lists includes clothing items, canteens and grenades.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
What it boils down to is the Department of Defense is docking disability payments to a wounded Iraq war vet to pay for equipment that was lost when he was wounded and evacuated from the battlefield.
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