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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-26-06 04:40 PM
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6. Yes, I do remember this story......
It made the rounds in November, I think. The story goes that Generals were telling the soldiers that their families could be denied payment of the soldier's life insurance if they were killed while wearing the unauthorized "Dragon-Skin" armour.....even though it was judged to be more effective thatn the armour the military currently purchases.

Also, the guy that owns the company from which the military purchases their armour, the same company that was having problems producing enough armour for the military's deployment needs, was reported to have given his daughter a multi-million dollar birthday party.

I'll check Google for the name of this schmuck and his company!
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  -Some Marines Declining Extra Body Armor cal04  Mar-26-06 03:53 PM   #0 
  - Is this the 'good news' story of the day? I wonder if anyone,  babylonsister   Mar-26-06 04:00 PM   #1 
  - something smells fishy about this story  monktonman   Mar-26-06 04:02 PM   #2 
  - Agreed. Setup for the "We gave them armor, they don't want it" line?  BrainRants   Mar-26-06 04:07 PM   #5 
     - Well, how about armor for vehicles?  deutsey   Mar-26-06 04:58 PM   #8 
  - Does anyone else remember "dragon skin" armour..  annabanana   Mar-26-06 04:04 PM   #3 
  - Yes, I do remember this story......  TheDebbieDee   Mar-26-06 04:40 PM   #6 
     - David H. Brooks, CEO of bulletproof vest maker DHB Industries.  Kingshakabobo   Mar-26-06 04:47 PM   #7 
        - Thanks, Kingshakabobo..........  TheDebbieDee   Mar-26-06 06:04 PM   #9 
           - All I could remember was "Defense contractor debutante" and it worked LOL  Kingshakabobo   Mar-26-06 06:17 PM   #10 
  - Plate armor is very combersom  sakabatou   Mar-26-06 04:07 PM   #4 
 

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