Spc. Darrell Houzah was shocked last week to see an Iraqi worker walking toward him carrying an M-16.
The 13th Corps Support Command soldier, assigned to the 4th Corps Materiel Management Company, approached the man and asked him why he had a U.S. military weapon.
“He said, ‘I don’t understand,’” Houzah said. “I asked him to hand over the weapon, and he gave it to me. It happened so fast I didn’t have time to think about the danger.”
After getting the weapon — which belonged to a 512th Maintenance Battalion soldier — Houzah called the military police...
Another Iraqi base employee stole an 18-wheel refrigerated truck from a base contractor last week, Houzah said. The vehicle was recovered by the contractor off base, but the Iraqi man had disappeared.
Thursday, February 26, 2004
UH, SIR, IT SEEMS WE HAVE A SECURITY PROBLEM...