Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Iraq War Veteran Disowns Purple Heart Medal in Protest Against Obama
Posted on 07/27/2012 5:43:30 PM PDT by rightjb
An Iraq War veteran has decided to make a symbolic gesture to protest the disintegration of the United States and the United States military under Barack Obama.
In the early voting for the Texas primary runoff elections, a decorated ex-Iraq Navy veteran came to vote at the Franz Road location in Katy, Texas. Not only did he want to vote, he wanted to make sure a few people understood how seriously he took this election. He first encountered the lone Democrat at the location entrance, who asked him to consider voting for a Democrat in November. He immediately denounced the Democrat party and the President himself.
I was in Iraq under Bush, and earned a Purple Heart and a War on Terrorism, Expeditionary Medal. But they were sent to me by Obama. Obama is ruining this country and he is ruining the military.
Kimberly Self, the wife of GOP candidate for the 152nd District Judge position, was standing nearby and she mentioned that her husband was a decorated veteran, and how much they appreciated his service. He explained how much he loved his country, and showed scars from the conflicts for which the medals were awarded. Then, addressing the Democratic campaign poll worker, he expressed how disgusted he has become with the direction of the country and particularly the state of the military under Barack Obama, fearing our country would no longer be recognizable in four more years under the current regime.
He handed them to Kimberly Self who wasn’t quite sure what his point was at first.
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if this was a protest against GWB the media would follow this person around day and night ala Cindy Sheehan....
I don’t think it is good at all. He joins the ranks of John Kerry. Yuk. He earned it. There are other ways to show displeasure of Obama. What about the officer who recommended him for the award. It is a slap in the face to that person. I am sure that non military people will think this is wonderful.
God Bless him, but he should keep the PH.
WHOA... go easy..
this is an Iraq War Vet, I am sure his tour was probably difficult and so I don’t want to crticize him with his reaction.
I understand your point...the Medals were given by the country, not Obama. however, I would still give this guy’s reaction a break.
I’m with you on this. Keep the medal, bud.....you earned it. Handing it over “in protest” is silly lib crap. Don’t cheapen it; too many gave REAL blood...and more...to get those things. Screw Obama; he’s a temporary nightmare only. Courage and sacrifice are forever.
Can only hope Kimberly Self will hold on to those medals until the vet cools off, perhaps under a legitimate president, and then formally returns them to him.
Yep, but obviously this guy is pissed and passionate about it.
Its tough to differentiate between the Office of the President and the man, but thats the only thing that got me through the Clinton years.
(That and venting on FreeRepublic to excess back then!!)
I was commissioned....and served a few years.....under Carter. Trust me; I only WISH we had FR back in those days....I so understand your point. Needless to say it got one hell of a lot better, immediately, under Reagan.
Kerry dissed the military, the US and his fallen comrades in arms... this man is dissing the bastard in chief, and what America is being fashioned into... Obama disregarding military code by giving military members the ability to march in Gay Day Parades, if that’s not political speech, then nothing is, and members are forbidden to speak out politically... some have though, but have suffered the consequences.
This guy in Texas, God Bless Him man, he fought and bled, (unlike Kerry) he can do whatever the hell he wants with those metals.
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