Daily Archives: December 11, 2007

Wounded Vets Subject To New Low

In another example of how low the military can go and how much they appreciate those serving what’s left of our democracy, thousands of wounded service personnel are reportedly being asked to repay part of their signing bonuses because they’re so badly wounded that they can’t complete their commitments. In some cases, the military gives enlistment bonuses up to $30,000 to get people to sign up.

Now men and women serving in Afghanistan and Iraq who have lost arms, legs, eyesight, hearing and can no longer serve are being ordered to pay some of that money back. Jordan Fox is one of them.

Fox was seriously injured when a roadside bomb blew up the vehicle he was in. He was knocked unconscious, his back was injured and he lost all the vision in his right eye. A few months later Fox was sent home.

Military Demanding Nearly $3,000 Back

The injuries he received prevented him from fulfilling three months of his commitment. A few days ago he received a letter from the military demanding nearly $3,000 of his signing bonus back. “I tried to do my best and serve my country. I was unfortunately hurt in the process. Now they’re telling me they want their money back,” he explained.

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