CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Native Consolidated Situation Facility (CIF) attendant Robert Jones upheld the excessive requirements of his occupation earlier this week when he turned away a triple amputee’s plate service for being too soiled, sources confirmed at this time.
The physique armor, which was lined in blood after Lance Cpl. Warren Childs was grievously wounded by an improvised explosive system in Afghanistan, was “completely unserviceable,” in accordance with Jones.
“Any person has to carry the road relating to requirements,” he advised reporters, throughout his fourth lunch break of the morning. “If I settle for a bloody flak jacket at this time, what’s to cease these Marines from making an attempt to show in a helmet with a bullet gap in it tomorrow?”
Jones added that it was vital that leaders in positions corresponding to his preserve perspective on the problems that basically matter, and don’t compromise their integrity for the whims of some “presumptuous Purple Coronary heart recipients.”
“It’s individuals like Mr. Jones out on the entrance strains of the CIF service counter who really make our Corps what it’s,” stated Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller. “Actual warfighters.”
Childs, who misplaced each legs and an arm within the blast, says he scrubbed the armor for hours together with his one remaining appendage, however the a number of liters of his bodily fluids that caked the gear simply wouldn’t come out.
“I suppose it’s my fault for not holding my gear clear,” stated Childs, who simply months earlier had fought off an enemy assault together with his M249 SAW whereas digging the stumps of his severed legs into the bottom to stop himself from bleeding out. “Typically whenever you’re in fight you neglect that the actual battle is again right here within the provide depots and bloated workers sections.”
At press time, Childs was filling out a lacking gear assertion for a canteen that was additionally misplaced within the blast.
Duffel Weblog provide columnist Donnell contributed to this report.