By all measures, our brave fighting men and women did America proud in the Middle East. But what are our 300,000+ military personnel in Iraq getting paid for putting life and limb in harm's way? Here's a sampling:
Source: New York Times and Time, April 2003
The average soldier also gets $150 per month in combat pay. Soldiers with families receive a monthly dependency compensation of $948 for a spouse and $247 per child. In case of death, a soldier gets a $60,000 "death gratuity" payable in 3 days. They also get $250,000 in life insurance.