Filthy Barracks Video Sparks Clean Up

Dad uploads photos that shock generals
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 6:25 AM CDT
Members of the 82d Airborne on ptrol in Afghanistan. Conditions awaiting them at home in Fort Bragg shocked one military dad.    (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – The Pentagon ordered filthy barracks at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and garrisons throughout the US Army cleaned up after a soldier's father posted embarrassing images of foul living conditions on YouTube. The dad welcomed his 22-year-old son home safe from Afghanistan, but was horrified by the living conditions at Fort Bragg documented in his son's photos. Generals not only ordered barracks cleaned, but apologized to father and son.

"This is embarrassing, this is disgusting and it makes me mad as hell," the father says in the video. "If these buildings were in any city in America and were called apartments or dormitories, they would be condemned."