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Liberty County Veteran's Grave Vandalized (Iraq Marine)
KPRC2 Houston ^

Posted on 10/21/2007 3:33:55 PM PDT by SmoothTalker

"The family of a fallen Marine is dealing with another shock -- their son's new grave was vandalized.

Lance Cpl. Jeremy Burris, 22, of Liberty, died in Iraq and was buried at Cook Memorial Cemetery earlier this week.

The cemetery has a locked gate at the front and a fence around the perimeter, but vandals managed to get in sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, less than two days after the Liberty marine was buried, officials said. "

"Tom Smathers, a Liberty resident said, "It's terrible. You can't believe someone would do something like that.""

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: grave; liberty; marine; vandalism
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To: Publius
"...That wasn't it. Due to the draft, there was sense on the Left that the guys in 'Nam were to be pitied, especially as their "consciousness hadn't been raised" as to the wrongness of what they were doing.

With no draft, the sense today on the Left is that our people in Iraq are the Enemy...."

True, except I think it has gone even further than that. As I recall the late Sixties and early Seventies- shame, itself, had not yet faded away, and the fear still existed of being exposed for doing such a hideous thing.

Today, however, it would simply bring paid invitations to speak on certain campuses.

21 posted on 10/21/2007 4:49:02 PM PDT by pickrell (Old dog, new trick...sort of)
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To: an amused spectator
Catch the thug(s) and have this waiting.

22 posted on 10/22/2007 6:40:26 AM PDT by Ron H. (American's are starting to regret not impeaching co-Presidente Jorge Boosh)
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To: Ron H.

If you recall when US Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed. We had people insulting him. And saying he deserved to be killed. Ted Rall called him an idiot as did others. Though the issue with Tillman needs to be sorted out. We have had our Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines abused by the Anti War crowd. We have had Phony Soldiers like Jesse McBeth the Woman Beater and Credit Card Fraud criminal lie about “His Service in Iraq” murdering Woman and children.

The war on our Military personnel has not let up. It is time we stop caving into these Assholes. And fight fire with fire. I am happy to see Code Pink out numbered in Berkeley. Communists and Friends of Al-Queda need to be opposed.

23 posted on 10/22/2007 8:20:17 AM PDT by Khankrumthebulgar
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To: SmoothTalker

Let’s all be perfectly honest with ourselves.

Not a single thing will be done about this.

Thiss America in the 21st Century.

24 posted on 10/22/2007 8:13:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: SmoothTalker

Adding a follow up to the story and info about the arrest of the accused vandal.....
Arrest over Liberty gravesite vandalism of Marine | ...

......LIBERTY, Texas — A Liberty-area man is accused of vandalizing the ... Authorities say 41-year-old Wallace Ray DeBlanc was arrested Wednesday night. [apparently took the materials for resale or so it’s believed]
Texas Police Arrest Man After Marine Grave Desecration ...

Investigators said Thursday that Wallace Ray DeBlanc, 41, ripped the 25 floral arrangements apart for the wire stands (worth about $1.50 each), a pewter cross and other decorations that could be resold to floral shops.
Liberty Police Chief Mike Cummings estimates DeBlanc, who has given police a statement, got $30 to $50 for the items. He has been charged with two felonies: theft of property from a grave and criminal mischief to a human burial site.

25 posted on 10/28/2007 9:38:05 AM PDT by deport (>>>--Iowa Caucuses .. 70 days and counting--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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