But interesting . . . a Roman soldier's pay stubb was found. . .
Was this soldier a snuffy who could not hang onto his equipment and had to pay it back or was this typical? I suspect it might have been the first to some degree. I remember when I was a very young sergeant, back when Christ was a corporal, we had a soldier in my platoon (fortunately not in my squad) who lost all his TA-50 (personal equipment). . . not once, but twice. . . everything! How could he have done that was beyond me. His sergeant made him put his name on every piece of equipment . . . which should have done the trick, however one day I was walking up the stairs and I spotted a piece of gear on the steps. . . yup it was his. In 1974 it cost $300 to replace all the equipment. As a sergeant with 2 years of service I took home $349 a month.