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Wounded Purple Heart Marine flagged by TSA for 'too much metal' at California airport

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Wounded Purple Heart Marine flagged by TSA for 'too much metal' at California airport​


    Published July 08, 2013
    FoxNews.com
    A retired U.S. Marine severely injured in Iraq was subjected to extra scrutiny at a California airport and at the state capitol building for wearing "too much metal" -- an inspection that shocked his travel companion as well as bystanders, the MilitaryTimes.com reported.
    Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz, who was gravely wounded in 2004 from a roadside bomb in Iraq, has limited use of his right arm and is incapable of lifting it above his head, according to the website.
    During a recent trip to the state capitol building in Sacramento, Calif. -- where Kemnitz was being honored as his legislative district’s veteran of the year -- the retired Marine was reportedly asked to remove his dress shirt.
    He was also asked by TSA workers at Sacramento International Airport to lift his arms above his head during a full-body scan. Kemnitz could not comply with either request, telling Military Times, "My right arm doesn’t work. It’s a lot of hassle for me to do that."


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  2. Killjoy

    Killjoy Zombie Hunter

    TSA....55,000 strong.:eek:
    Scourge to veterans, children, elderly and shampoo bottles everywhere....

    The TSA is nothing but "security theater", which actually does nothing to improve security, but makes people feel like something is being done.
     
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