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Army: Soldier grandfathered in under tattoo policy

Army: Soldier grandfathered in under tattoo policy

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Army says a Kentucky National Guard soldier with aspirations of joining a special operations unit is grandfathered in under new regulations concerning soldiers with tattoos and asked a federal judge to dismiss his lawsuit.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Regina S. Edwards says in a motion that Staff Sgt. Adam C. Thorogood of Nashville, Tennessee, has no legal basis for suing the Army because he hasn’t been and shouldn’t be harmed by the policy.

Thorogood filed suit in May in U.S. District Court in Paducah, Kentucky, seeking to have the new rules declared unconstitutional. He is seeking $100 million in damages.

The regulations went into effect in March and ban tattoos below the knee or elbow.

Thorogood has 11 tattoos, including three on his left arm.

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