Scrounging Troops Court-Martialed By JOHN McCARTHY Associated Press Writer December 13, 2004 At a time when some U.S. troops in Iraq are complaining
December 12, 2004

A picture named Troop.jpgScrounging Troops Court-Martialed

By JOHN McCARTHY
Associated Press Writer
December 13, 2004

At a time when some U.S. troops in Iraq are complaining they have to scrounge for equipment, six Ohio-based reservists were court-martialed for taking Army vehicles abandoned in Kuwait by other units so they could carry out their own unit's mission to Iraq.

The soldiers say they needed the vehicles, and parts stripped from one, to deliver fuel to Iraq, but their former battalion commander said Sunday the troops should at least have returned the vehicles to their original units.Members of the 656th Transportation Company based in Springfield, west of Columbus, said they needed the equipment to deliver fuel that was needed by U.S. forces in Iraq for everything from helicopters to tanks....

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