I spent five years, from 2006-2011 as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army.— Corbin Reiff (@CorbinReiff) June 15, 2016
When I deployed to Iraq in 2009 I was made Non Commissioned Officer in Charge of Foreign Claims for the entirety of Western Baghdad. That’s an area that covers roughly 5 million people. I was 21 years old and will admit, very much in over my head. My job for a whole year was to assess damage to Iraqi citizen’s property, and person and compensate them monetarily. So if a helicopter dropped a flare and burned a kid, or an MRAP ran into a generator or someone's goat while on patrol or we killed someone in the line of fire, it was my job to make it right. ...Every mission out into the city carried with it tremendous risk, but we had a job to do, and forcibly put that out of our minds. In the course of my job, I was entrusted with a lot of taxpayer money, all in American cash. As a result, we instantly became a high value target for insurgents who wanted to relieve us of said cash at one of our weekly gatherings. [Donald Trump], a man who never served in any capacity said this about me and my brethren that served in Iraq. ...In my time overseas, the procedures that were put in place to prevent that from happening were frustratingly thorough. The idea that Trump would call out the integrity of those who answered the call of service and deployed to a war zone is repellant.