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Having said that though, I'd have to say there is a little more to this than meets the eye - every barrack box I've returned had to be ID free and sticker free. I took the stickers off with solvent and was handed a can of spray paint to cover the ID painted on previously. :2c:
Well, Supply Policy states that all markings shall be removed from Barrack Boxes before we accept them for return at Clothing Stores; exactly why we keep bottles of fingernail polish remover and cans of olive drab spray paint at our front counters. If he returned his barrack boxes upon release, it would certainly show on the CFSS and in his paperwork.
BUT, as demonstrated during the barrack box recall of 6 or 7 years ago, many operational things occur which cause us to recall and forego the removal of markings - back from one troop and handed immediately to another deploying member with repainting to occur at Unit level for deployment. The possibility that it was returned without having the markings removed certainly exists.
It was also demonstrated during that recall that many members have managed to "accrue" extra barrack boxes over and above their two entitled throughout their careers. Some brought 3 or 4 in to us during the recalls, yet only officially had 2 on their docs. So, it is also possible that someone releasing may have more than those on their docs (certainly marked kit if they ever used it to deploy/field etc), but only return the number that they "officially" own and keep the extra post-release. Their docs would show them returning those they "officially owned", but certainly doesn't mean they didn't acquire extras that they didn't return or have marked.
My little pony stickers on the "evidence"?? Seriously?? If I were an investigator, I'd be sending out a full colour "Wanted" poster of the barrack box in question to every elementary and middle school in the entire area to shown to each student because you just know somewhere out there, a little girl is going to say, "Hey!! That's my daddies (or mommies) locker and those are my stickers!! Aren't they pretty?"
I guarantee that dude din't return it to Clothing, in any circumstance, with my little pony stickers on it. That either occurred with a subsequent owner, or dude didn't turn it in at all.