Financial Friendly Fire ... For Injured U.S. Troops.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/13/AR2005101302166.html

His hand had been blown off in Iraq, his body pierced by shrapnel. He could not walk. Robert Loria was flown home for a long recovery
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But nine months after Loria was wounded, the Army garnished his wages and then, as he prepared to leave the service, hit him with a $6,200 debt.
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the Army has recently identified 331 other soldiers who have been hit with military debt after being wounded at war.
I can't imagine something of this sort in British armed forces. Or maybe a similar problem exists?
 
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KGB_resident said:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/13/AR2005101302166.html

His hand had been blown off in Iraq, his body pierced by shrapnel. He could not walk. Robert Loria was flown home for a long recovery
...
But nine months after Loria was wounded, the Army garnished his wages and then, as he prepared to leave the service, hit him with a $6,200 debt.
...
the Army has recently identified 331 other soldiers who have been hit with military debt after being wounded at war.
I can't imagine something of this sort in British armed forces. Or maybe a similar problem exists?
The guy had been OVERPAID by the amount they wanted back.

And unless the Brit army has changed a lot since I left then it would be the same case here. In fact probably worse as the sods would take the whole lot in one go..

If he was so badly wounded then he wouldn't have been spending any of it and should have no problems paying it back.

Nice bit of spin on the story there though.
 

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