Amateur Video Exposes Appalling Conditions At Fort Bragg

It's like Walter Reed all over again. The US defense budget last year was a staggering $439.3 billion dollars. Can't we spare a few bucks to ensure o

It's like Walter Reed all over again. The US defense budget last year was a staggering $439.3 billion dollars. Can't we spare a few bucks to ensure our soldiers don't have to live in such horrendous conditions? Magnetic yellow ribbons and flag lapel pins aside, "supporting the troops" means actually caring about them. Not only when they're off fighting your wars, but also when they come back. Kudos to the understandably outraged father who exposed the story -- via YouTube, no less.

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CNN:

The U.S. military is promising action to address conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, after a soldier's father posted images on YouTube showing a building that he said "should be condemned."

"This is embarrassing. It's disgusting. It makes me mad as hell," Ed Frawley said of the building where his son, Sgt. Jeff Frawley, had to live upon his return this month from a 15-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Frawley's 10-minute video shows still photos from throughout the building, which appears to be falling apart and filled with mold and rust.

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