My Last Tour: Stolen Blankets

inside ANA living quarters
inside ANA living quarters
TAMPA (2009-10-29) -

Tampa airman Rex Temple can already see snow in the mountains near his Afghan base. But, as the winter settles in – the senior master sergeant has found that the cold-weather gear supplied to Afghan soldiers has become a hot seller at the local bazaars.

WUSF’s Bobbie O’Brien talks with Temple about the gear lining some officers’ pockets instead of keeping soldiers warm.

Senior Master Sgt. Temple has been checking in with us regularly during this year-long tour in Afghanistan. He’s also writing a blog which you can read at

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