Pentagon: D'oh!

As an update to yesterday's post, the Pentagon has admitted to making a mistake in sending a letter to a wounded soldier, Jordan Fox, asking for a pro-rated refund of his signing bonus. After local CBS affiliate KDKA broke the story, they took the fight right to the Pentagon's doorstep:
KDKA contacted the Pentagon. Investigators there took a look. A military spokesman told KDKA's Marty Griffin the bill sent to Fox was a mistake.

Griffin asked Army Spokesperson Major Nathan Banks if the government was taking on Fox's case.

Banks said via phone, "We are. We are ... definitely working it out. We have seen where the problems have been made, the system, and we're just making - you know, give us the opportunity to make a wrong a right."

Major Banks says Fox will not have to pay back his bonus. Fox says "fine," but he wants more.

"Hopefully this will turn into change for not only me but many other soldiers that have lost limbs, you know, become permanently deaf," he said. "I hope to see a change for everybody."
Amen, Jordan.

At least the Pentagon knew to do the right thing when confronted with an obvious flaw in their system. Given that they won't comment on other similar cases, however, it's pretty clear that there's still plenty of work to do to "support the troops" that still need it.

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