From the Village Voice Empire: The soldier was shot in Iraq in 2007, which blew out his leg. Which meant he wasn’t worrying about his gear as he was transported to the hospital. So the Army billed him $3,000 for losing it.
UPDATE: An Army spokesperson told KVAL that privacy laws prevent them from saying why Pfleider owes them money, but that it’s not for gear.
Pfleider, however, says he knows why. According to a conversation he had with military’s accounting wing, they accidentally overpaid him for his last three months in the Oregon National Guard. But Pfleider says he was not overpaid and he has the paperwork to prove it.