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    Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    Wow. This is unconscionable.

    War comes with an incalculable human cost. And apparently a shipping fee of about $21.

    Retired Sgt. Major Rob Dickerson says that's the price he was forced to pay when his Purple Heart -- the medal issued to soldiers wounded in action -- arrived at his door, C.O.D.

    Instead of being awarded the military honor in a formal ceremony, the vet with 29 years in the service was handed his award, and a shipping invoice, by a FedEx deliveryman outside his Sioux Falls, S.D., home.

    "Leaders need to pay attention and take care of soldiers," Dickerson told The Huffington Post. "This is a gross injustice.
    Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

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    Re: Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    That makes me want to weep.

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    Re: Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    This is what happens when you create an out of control bureaucracy.

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    Re: Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is what happens when you create an out of control bureaucracy.
    And who praytell is at fault?

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    Re: Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    Why did they use Fed Ex?

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    Re: Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    And who praytell is at fault?
    An out of control government.

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    Re: Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Why did they use Fed Ex?
    He could have gone to his unit and the award would been ordered through the system and issued to him free of charge.

    I wonder why he didn't do that? I bet there's way more to this story than what we're being told.

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    Re: Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He could have gone to his unit and the award would been ordered through the system and issued to him free of charge.

    I wonder why he didn't do that? I bet there's way more to this story than what we're being told.
    Perhaps you should actually read the article.

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    Re: Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    There is no excuse for treating a hero like this ever.

    It really pisses me off that Obama can fly all over in a 474, bring a guy from Texas to make pizza for lunch at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars and his wife can spend a million dollars hair and beauty that, (doesn't heip BTW), and we treat a hero like this.
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    Re: Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    An out of control government.
    No doubt this has to be the fault of those on the left then? Why not just come out and say what you really meant instead of pussy footing?

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