Covered at Reason 24/7: TSA Forced Wounded Marine to Remove Prosthetic Limbs

Credit: ReasonCredit: ReasonRep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has registered a complaint after TSA agents forced a wounded marine to remove his prosthetic limbs while his wheelchair was examined at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport.

From The Washington Times:

Transportation Security Administration inspectors forced a wounded Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED blast and who was in a wheelchair to remove his prosthetic legs at one point, and at another point to stand painfully on his legs while his wheelchair was examined, according to a complaint a congressman has registered with the TSA.

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  • Juice||

    Procedures were followed.

  • Paul.||

    But retraining will occur.

  • Copernicus||


    I wouldn't be surprised if TSA profiles wounded veterans as being high risk due to PTSD.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    "He could have something hidden in those artificial legs!!!"

  • SumpTump||

    I like the way that works dude.


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