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Old 02-15-2015, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Wesley Clark View Post
But things like this are why I'm confused. To me this makes no sense. You can always buy a pair of boots with a lower arch, it is harder to get an extra soldier I would assume.

Why kick people out of the military when a $40 pair of non standard boots with a lower arch would work fine for them?
How do you keep these in stock and distribute them properly so you can resupply this guy with his non-standard boots in various postings in the US and overseas, or in in combat?

(The Germans got around this problem in WW2 by creating entire units of men with the same medical problems, so that any special support requirements would be at the unit level rather than isolated soldiers all over the place. A number of these served as static fortress troops in the Normandy defenses.)