U.S. Army Lt. William “Eddie” Rebrook of Charleston West Virginia, who was honorably discharged last week because of an arm injury sustained in battle, was forced to pay $700 for the body armor that was destroyed when he was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq.
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Readers at Americablog, while hurling insults at Bush, raised $5,000 to pay the fine. Of course it’s all Bush’s fault, not the Army bureaucracy at his base in Fort Hood, Texas that bungled his records. As a commenter there noted, while raising the money to reimburse Lt. Rebrook for the $700 out of his (and his buddies) pockets is a nice gesture, getting the Army to give back the $700 is probably a better crusade.