Marine shot in head request replacement helmet and not be charged for the new oneSubmitted by meekandmild on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 00:09
In the military, the gear troops are issued — helmets, magazine pouches, weapons, etc — all need to be returned in the same condition as received. If it's lost or gets busted, a lost/damaged/missing gear statement needs to be filled out, and often ends in the service member's pay being docked.
"I just signed what was probably the best damaged/missing gear statement I've seen," Collier writes in his email. "Cpl Gorman: 'I was shot in the helmet by enemy. I need a new one. I do not desire to reimburse the government.'"