The Michigan National Guard has a whistleblower reporting that soldiers are being fed undercooked food, they've found metal shavings in the food, and dozens have become sick as a result.

These are soldiers designated to protect the US Capitol and they're being fed very poorly according to reports. One report says some of the food has been undercooked, some metal shavings were found that possibly contaminated the food, and they're letting people know what happened.

Brian Abel from WXYZ Detroit posted this, saying "Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard who are protecting the US Capitol in DC have been fed undercooked, and underwhelming meals. One Staff Sgt. tells me that metal fragments were found in meals on Sunday."

They provided a news video with the whistleblower speaking out, keeping his identity protected.

WATCH the news video on the terrible food provided to troops from the National Guard:



Detroit News covered the incident, stating the following:

Soldiers with the Michigan National Guard are complaining about bad food they've been served while providing security at the U.S. Capitol, ranging from undercooked meat to metal shavings contaminatingthe food.

The complaints reached members of the Michigan delegation and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose office said she called Acting Secretary of the Army John E. Whitley about the problem on Feb. 17 — nearly two weeks ago — as soon as the first reports of the food were received.

The governor was assured the problem would be corrected, and guard officials last week told lawmakers the issue had been resolved. That was followed by another round of complaints over the weekend — again of poorly prepared and undercooked food, Whitmer's office said.

The service members, who often stand outdoors for shifts of up to 12 hours, are increasingly spending their own money to eat because they don't trust the food from the contractor, lawmakers say.

"It’s not only a Michigan guard problem. I stop and talk to all the guard out there, and they said it’s improved, but still far from perfect," said U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat who has been visiting the soldiers every couple of days.

"Ultimately, it’s the National Guard that hired the contractor — not those of us on the Hill."

In one message to a lawmaker, a soldier last month reported that meat served with lunch and dinner was almost always undercooked and sat in its packaging for hours before reaching the troops.

"Multiple soldiers have been getting sick and vomiting after eating, and most of the food is being thrown away," according to the message. "Morale is very bad; many have served overseas and cannot believe the quality of food they are being fed here."

My goodness.

These folks can't even get a decent meal and they're the ones protecting everyone else.

Shouldn't they get treated to some fully cooked chicken once in a while? Is it that hard to cook food properly?