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SGT English/Language Arts Teacher
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Better than the heavy, ineffective flak jackets we wore in the 60s, 70s, and early 80s.
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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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The Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) provides much better protection than flak jackets. Worn them both neither comfortable!
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Coming from a trauma ICU nurse that has worn both, I would rather have the flak vest. All this weight and worry about getting shot directly from a rifle while slowing my ability to run for cover does little for me when my ACH exposes my brainstem. My IOTV may stop a 7.62 round and I still die from shrapnel to most important part of my brain that regulates heart rate and breathing.
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CPL Dave Hoover
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Let's pray it does the job.
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SGT Philip Roncari
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For some strange inexplicable reason we were never issued flak jackets in Vietnam,don’t know if it was Division or Unit decision or simply a call on the Company level,wish they made that call on Mr.Rucksack !
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