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TSA rejects fmr. Marine's application

February 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A U.S. Marine now back in Southern California from Iraq is running into a roadblock with the TSA.Lance Corporal Jason Nauman served several years in Iraq, and even searched for explosive devices. But he was injured in a Humvee crash and is no longer on active duty.

Now he wants to work as an airport screener, but because of post-traumatic stress, the TSA rejected his application.

"I did three tours in Iraq and I served my country, and now they're saying I can't do it on a smaller level," said Nauman. "It's still an important job, but it's on a much smaller level."

The TSA says they cannot comment on any individual medical exam, but says they have thousands of veterans working for them.

Nauman is still looking for a job and is still in the Marine reserves.


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