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June 14, 2004 3:00 AM

Senate votes to reimburse soldiers who bought equipment for war

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted unanimously to reimburse soldiers who bought their own flak jackets, hydration packs and other equipment before heading into war. The measure, an amendment to the Senates defense bill, passed 90-0 amid news reports that families and communities were raising money to pay for protective devices that the Army wasnt supplying to soldiers bound for Iraq or Afghanistan.

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