SNAFU

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Louie Castro received a less than honorable discharge from the U.S. Army back in 2002. What he didn't realize is that the thick file of papers he got from the Army when he left didn't contain a DD-214, an official release from active duty. He found that out almost a decade later when returning from a trip to Europe. When he went through Miami International Airport, computers flagged him as AWOL. He spent 12 days in jail before the Army agreed to release him. But officials still wanted him to fly to Fort Carson in Colorado to officially process him out of the Army. After local media picked up the story, the army decided it didn't need him in Colorado to complete the paperwork.