Thursday, October 04, 2007

Irresponsibility of the Leadership

Not surprising, since we have been hearing for 5 years of the irresponsibility and lack of regard for the soldiers.

Some times I just want to bang my head against the wall, to wake myself up from this awful nightmare. To read stories like this about soldiers being purposely denied their Education Benefits makes me sick.

Approximately 2,600 members of the Minnesota National Guard recently returned home after serving multiple tours of duty in Iraq. They served 22 months — “longer than any other ground combat unit” — recieved nine fatalities, and were awarded dozens of Purple Hearts.

But the Army wrote the orders for 1,162 of these soldiers for 729 days, making them ineligible for full educational benefits under the GI Bill, which requires written orders saying they were deployed for 730 days or more. These soldiers were shorted more than $200 per month for college.

Nod to Think Progress.

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