Soldiers Fabricating Armor for Own Vehicles in Iraq

Staff Sgt. Jason "Jake" Lucas, left, and Sgt. Jesse Starr pictured in Iraq with one of their fuel ve i i

Staff Sgt. Jason "Jake" Lucas, left, and Sgt. Jesse Starr pictured in Iraq with one of their fuel vehicles. Courtesy Pam Lucas hide caption

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Staff Sgt. Jason "Jake" Lucas, left, and Sgt. Jesse Starr pictured in Iraq with one of their fuel ve

Staff Sgt. Jason "Jake" Lucas, left, and Sgt. Jesse Starr pictured in Iraq with one of their fuel vehicles.

Courtesy Pam Lucas

NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Staff Sgt. Jason "Jake" Lucas and Sgt. Jesse Star, two soldiers in Iraq who have made makeshift armor for their own trucks. They say the U.S. military hasn't provided them with the equipment they need to stay safe during their perlilous fuel resupply missions north of Baghdad.

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