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Ok, I feel for people who have had a tough time but what happened to following the rules?

Two stories that have gotten my attention in the past few days are:

1) Military victims of the Ft. Hood incident are saying they are being treated unfairly by the military. At least 2 of the soldiers who were wounded are demanding they be awarded the Purple Heart and claiming that they have been denied tens of thousands of dollars in health care and retirement pay because of it. Some have filed a federal law suit against the Army. Is it me or is it VERY clear what the qualifications are for a Purple Heart? One ex-soldier who was interviewed said, "They're treating me like I just got hit by a car downtown instead of being shot by a terrorist." Yeah, I feel bad for him and others but they don't qualify for the Pruple Heart as far as I know. Some Congress Critters are saying they are going to submit legislation to get these people extra money and benefits. Ok, the government paid 9/11 survivors lots of money so I guess we should be paying the Ft. Hood victims as well?

2) An ex Navy SEAL who claims to be the one who "shot Bin Laden" is saying he's been abandoned by the Navy. He "retired" after 16 years and evidently expected to be paid as though he served 20. Yeah, it's tough to be in SpecOps for the full 20 but why not go for a medical discharge if you think you qualify? Why quit after 16 then b!ch about it to the press?

On a side note pertaining to the lax discipline in todays military, yesterday at the Post Office I saw a female soldier out-processing. She was in uniform but had on athletic walking shoes with RED SHOE LACES! Ok, if the shoes are tan (same as the boots and chucks) with tan laces I could see someone getting away with it, but RED LACES?!

Sorry for the rant.

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