Item: Navy blocks knife giveaway: Rule places $20 limit on value a service member can accept as a gift/Marc Stewart, Coeur d’Alene Press
More Info: As far as the U.S. Navy is concerned, the Buck stops here. Veterans of the Iraq War are being told they can’t receive a commemorative Buck knife as a “thank you” for their service and sacrifice. “Someone put up a red flag and said we can’t do it,” said Lt. Troy Gilbert, a member of the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion based out of Hayden. “There’s a $20 limit in value that a service member can accept as a gift. These knives are valued at $103.” Gilbert said roughly 40 reservists were going to each receive a special knife made by Buck Knives during an April 5 ceremony.
Question: Is the Navy going overboard here in denying this nice gift to worthy service men and women?