US Army bans use of privately bought armor - Page 5

May 17th, 2007  
Originally Posted by Marinerhodes
Some of the troops may have been shipped without body armor but did they actually go into combat without it? That is not a rhetorical question. I am asking for facts.
Yes they did, a close friend of mine did during the initial invasion. By the time they got the plates they decided the extra weight wasnt worth it since they made it that far. He was also living off 2 bottles of water a day.