Support the troops

Supporting the troops takes on a completely new meaning. Maybe we should have held bake sales to reimburse the troops.

The Pentagon last week finally issued regulations for reimbursing soldiers for body armor and other gear they bought to protect themselves, but only after members of Congress began to lose patience.

It took nearly a year for the military to implement a program that allows reimbursement for combat helmets, ballistic eye protection, hydration systems and tactical vests purchased between Sept. 10, 2001, and Aug. 1, 2004.

If not bake sales how about raffles.

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