Thursday, April 27, 2006

Financial Friendly Fire

Army specialist Tyson Johnson was severely wounded when a mortar round exploded next to his tent in Iraq. Since he was unable to finish his enlistment, the Army is demanding he repay his signing bonus of $2700. There are at least 900 more wounded soldiers returning home to find bills for enlistment bonuses, medical services, travel and lost equipment in their mailboxes. Spec. Johnson had to live out of his car because the Army reported him to credit agencies as having bad debts, making it impossible for him to rent an apartment. Others have had to ship their children to relatives in other states because they couldn't shelter and feed them. Yet another example of how disgraceful our government has become.

House Government Reform Committee Chairman Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), is holding a hearing to investigate this tragedy today.


Anonymous mel said...

Elmo should check out today's post about him at:

Thu Apr 27, 02:55:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Elmo said...

Thanks mel, that was great!

Thu Apr 27, 03:48:00 PM CDT  

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