An Iowa National Guardsman who was critically wounded in Iraq says he was denied access to a central Iowa tavern over the weekend. Specialist Robert Jackson of Des Moines had both legs amputated below the knee after a rocket-propelled grenade hit his humvee in Iraq back in August. After much therapy, the 21-year-old is able to walk now on two prosthetic legs. But when he tried to walk into a bar in the Des Moines suburb of Clive on Saturday night with his wife and another couple, they were stopped and told to turn around. The bouncers said the tennis shoes on Jackson’s prosthetics didn’t meet the dress code. The owner of the bar Crush now says it was all a misunderstanding that was blown out of proportion and he wants to apologize to the soldier.
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