Skip to comments.Gov. Scott Walker: It’s ‘Unfathomable’ That Nat’l Guard Member Posted These Photos Online
Posted on 02/19/2014 7:50:55 AM PST by KeyLargo
Gov. Scott Walker: Its Unfathomable That Natl Guard Member Posted These Photos Online Feb. 19, 2014 10:25am Dave Urbanski
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said its an outrage that a now-suspended National Guard member posted photos making light of military funerals online.
Spc. Terry Harrison was suspended after posting photos making light of military funerals. (Image source: WISN-TV)
To me, its just completely unacceptable, the Republican governor told WISN-TV in Milwaukee. Its an outrage. Its unfathomable to me that people who are not just service members, but who were picked to be in this highly specialized area, wouldnt be sensitive enough to realize just how awful that is.
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Our governor here in Oregon is just the opposite. He refuses to attend guardsman killed in actions funerals and stated he will not.
Inappropriate? Yes. An outrage? I doubt it. FIrst, its an empty casket. Second, these are young folks who deal with death every day. Everyone has a different way of coping. And there is a such thing as gallows humor.
It was pretty stupid for anyone to take a picture and put it online, but I would hardly characterize this as an outrage in light of everything else going on in the world.
At first glance, I was furious. I mean just angry. So I had to figure out what the heck was going on. So I clicked on the link and read what the real story was. First of all it is certainly in poor taste for sure. However, they were graduating from funeral school. The casket did not have any body inside. The entire thing happened on graduation day. The crack about “putting fun into funerals” was immature at best. I know tank drivers who finish school and they all get around their tank and do goofy poses.
Oh, so now with 40 years of vaccuming out truth and morals from our kids, through the neglectful parenting of allowing whats going on in formation in education and pop culture and the destruction of the family, and they predictably act this way, predictably, the writer finds idiots who are going to blame social media
That’s an added outrage
No, if this happened in the VN era it would not have been known, is wrong
It would not have happened. The honor guard would have been trained correctly and would have had values of natural law infused into their character, unlike the dope heads protesting the war
These kids, these people, are amoral. Their trainer is in question, their parents should be mortified, I’m guessing they don’t care
But for the writer to attempt to defuse the situation by blaming social media is bloody outrageous
I dunno, how long is it gonna be till someone accuses the soldier at the upper left of giving the nazi salute?
Honoring the military dead is out of range for gallows humor
This brings disgrace on the honor guard
Dangerous territory and morale busting
There is a lot of room for gallows humor in war, I speak from experience. There is no place for it in the presence of a draped casket of any kind
I don’t want to hear any excuses. It is outrageous and they all should be removed from duty.
We have plenty of goofy pose pictures, including around weapons, and of weapons with jokes on them
This is different
Gallows humor is only funny when you know there’s sacred order
A draped casket is sacred Their instructor will be called in on this. Just a prediction not an opinion
Of the commander of the honor guard doesn’t get involved in this heavily ill be surprised.
These kids have a deficit in formation and in training
Obama was out talking yesterday about fuel efficiency in trucks, as if we cannot live one day without hearing a directive of his
He’ll say nothing of this. That should say it all
“The Wisconsin National Guard described the photos and comments as distasteful, and said the organization first became aware of them late Monday. The images have gone viral on social media, and come just days after another photo, showing an airman posing disrespectfully with a POW/MIA logo, which created a firestorm on the Internet.
Harrison is the only member of the Wisconsin National Guard who appears in the training casket photo. The other soldiers in the photo belong to other units, according to Maj. Paul Rickert, the Wisconsin National Guards director of public affairs. Rickert said he does not know the identity of the other soldiers.
The group photo with the training casket was taken at the Professional Education Center, a National Guard training facility in North Little Rock, Ark., the Wisconsin National Guard said.”
Governor weighs in on controversial Natl. Guard photo.
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They need to be removed under the general article of the UCMJ. There is no place for this, and this is not "coping". It is straight up narcissism.
Finally, the greatest tool of death is to reflect on the Gospel message. It is and should be a solemn affair because none of us will escape it.
The honor guard copes by not getting involved and by acting professionally and appropriately
This is another cultural insult.
If their commanders and teachers are not looked at in this it will be another insult
What were these guys from other units doing
Our guys were brought to trial for peeing on dead formerly dangerous enemy, who killed their own
If these guys are not brought up for the same at least gov walker will have to explain. If he doesn’t it’ll be another insult
Again, inappropriate? yes. An “outrage”? There are a lot of outrages in this world. Thats not one of them.
See how the military views it
No, it isn’t unfathomable. We have been downgrading tradition and patriotism for years. Couple that with young people who have no idea what it means to be American in any but the “obama era” and this is exactly what you get.