A United States soldier is bashing the Biden regime for reportedly charging him $4,000 for military equipment that he was ordered to leave behind in Afghanistan.
“Today is gear turn-in day for me. I turn in all the gear that I’ve collected over the last four years of being active duty with the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division,” he said.
“Two years ago, my unit deployed to Afghanistan for the Afghanistan withdrawal. We spent a few weeks over there. It was hectic, it was chaotic, it was disgusting, and it made me very disappointed in our government. Today, I’m reminded of how disappointed I am in our government,” he continued.
Then, the soldier, who had an 82nd Airborne patch and a name tag of Michael, recounted the episode in Afghanistan that led to the Army accounting dispute.
“Because as the last two birds were sitting on the tarmac ready to leave, there wasn’t any room for extra gear or extra weight. Therefore, we were told to leave it. Some lower enlisted dudes, including myself, were like ‘no, this stuff is expensive I’m not leaving this. I’m gonna get charged for this when it comes time to leave,’” he explained.
“For a dude that left gear in a place that you put me to begin with. The government is so stinking backwards right now, man. This administration’s last priority is the American people. And inside of the American people, their last priority is their soldiers, their Marines, their airmen, their Navy.”
“So messed up, man,” he added.
As pointed out by journalist Lara Logan, the young soldier is surely not alone in his gripe.
He is not the only one. Outrageous.
U.S. Army Soldier Reveals He Is Being CHARGED For Equipment He Was Ordered To Leave In Afghanistan https://t.co/IbvIRlgWZj
— Lara Logan (@laralogan) November 21, 2023
“He is not the only one,” Logan said, referring to a Trending Politics News article. “Outrageous.”
Pundit “I Meme Therefore I Am” also weighed in on the imbroglio.
🚨🚨🚨IF THIS DOESN’T MAKE YOUR BLOOD BOIL I DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL?!!!
Soldiers were ordered to leave equipment behind in Afghanistan, and now there's an attempt to charge them for it. Once ordered to abandon their belongings, it doesn't fall under Financial Liability per the… pic.twitter.com/6Uvr4MR0DZ
— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) November 21, 2023
“IF THIS DOESN’T MAKE YOUR BLOOD BOIL I DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL?!!!” the user said. “Soldiers were ordered to leave equipment behind in Afghanistan, and now there’s an attempt to charge them for it. Once ordered to abandon their belongings, it doesn’t fall under Financial Liability per the Army’s Property Loss policy.”
Another user, wanting more details and verification, is investigating the soldier’s claim.
Sure you guys have seen this going around. I spoke to the Soldier last night and he’s adamant they were told to leave some of this equipment behind. He is going to send me his CIF records. @johnburk39 and I also spoke to @RepDanCrenshaw directly last night about this and he is… pic.twitter.com/fwR68Jj9HA
— Stolen Valor (@StolenValor1) November 21, 2023
“Sure you guys have seen this going around. I spoke to the Soldier last night and he’s adamant they were told to leave some of this equipment behind,” the account Stolen Valor said. “He is going to send me his CIF records.”
“@johnburk39 and I also spoke to @RepDanCrenshaw directly last night about this and he is also looking into it,” the account added. “Once I have his OCIE records we’ll get back with Crenshaw to try and put the pieces together. Because if true then he shouldn’t be forced to pay for this, same for any other Soldiers who left equipment behind during the withdrawal.”
“Some Soldiers were given double issues of equipment, the initial and a RFI issue,” the account continued. “He was told to leave his extra stuff behind. We will know more today hopefully. Because if true then that means he isn’t the only Soldier being charged for equipment left behind in Afghanistan.”
During Biden’s disastrous retreat from Afghanistan, the US military abandoned nearly $7.2 billion in equipment in the war-torn country. Among the other military equipment seized by the Taliban were hundreds of Humvees, numerous Blackhawk helicopters, and thousands of small arms.
Now, U.S. soldiers are apparently paying for Biden’s disastrous Afghan withdrawal. Personally.