Despite laws in place to protect troops, a soldier's car was repossessed while he was serving in Iraq. 

Sgt. Charles Beard (Ret.) told Brian Kilmeade on "Fox and Friends" this morning that he was on duty in the Iraqi city of Tikrit when his wife called him hysterically from California with horrible news. 

Beard's wife said that men came to their home to repossess the family car, telling her if she didn't give them the keys, she would go to jail. 

"She got worried and gave the car to them," he said. "She didn't know what to do...She told them 'he's overseas, he's deployed serving his country' and they said they didn't care." 

The men took the car, ignoring a federal law that requires lenders to obtain court orders before seizing the vehicles of active duty service members. 

Beard, who served in the Army National Guard, explained that he took the lending company, Santander Consumer, to court and filed a class action lawsuit against them. 

After years of battling the company, Beard was only awarded $6,500 and never got his car back.

The arbiter in the case denied his requests that Santander compensate him and his family for the wrongful repossession. 

Watch the video above.