OMG, our soldiers have to buy their own body armor Just hot off the press. Looks like our soldiers are spending their own money to buy their own body armor, since the army are screwing up logistics. One soldier spent 4 months in Iraq without bullet proof vests and his wife is pissed at the army. Of course army's position is that they're against soldiers buying their own armor, because they can't guarantee its safety. Are they freeking kidding? I hope somebody's head rolls for this.