Follow-Up on Soldier Charged for Armor
I’m happy to report that bad publicity, coupled with pressure from the two Democratic Senators from the soldier’s native West Virginia, have resulted in the Army reimbursing First Lt. William "Eddie" Rebrook for money that, by his own admission, he had to borrow from his buddies to pay for the body armor and other gear he had lost in battle
Told of the refund, Rebrook said simply: "How kind of them," but added "I still love the Army, loved being a soldier and loved my unit.”
So Rebrook, who was medically discharged last week, got two pieces of good news: He didn’t have to pay for the armor and, in addition, he never has to return to that bastion of enlightenment and common sense Ft. Hood, Texas, ever again.
So it’s a happy ending all the way around.