Skip to comments.Fort Carson soldier's selfie sparks outrage
Posted on 02/26/2014 4:30:52 PM PST by smokingfrog
Fort Carson leaders have launched investigation into a "selfie" photo of a Fort Carson soldier who said she was hiding in her car to avoid saluting the flag that went viral Tuesday, drawing a storm of criticism.
Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey, of the posts's 43rd Sustainment Group posted the image to her Instagram account with a caption that read, "This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don't have to salute the 1700 flag, KEEP ALL YOUR 'THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.' COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, (acronym for I don't give an obscenity)."
Fort Carson officials say soldiers caught not saluting at the 5 p.m. "retreat" ceremony for the lowering of the American ensign are subject to an "on the spot correction" - essentially a loud, one-sided discussion with a sergeant.
It's one of two events per day that require soldiers to stop what they're doing - even pull over and get out of their cars - to salute the flag in an act of tradition and military courtesy.
(Excerpt) Read more at gazette.com ...
This woman is an example of some of the “worthless” creatures that have been coming into our military in recent years. Fortunately she is in a small minority—at least up to now it has been a minority.
This month commemorates the battle for Iwo Jima; Admiral Chester Nimitz said of the Marines and sailors, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”
Nowadays, it seems within our military common sense is an uncommon trait. This clown and the Wisconsin National Guard funeral detail are the best reasons to downsize the Army.
Perhaps this slut will say that she was raped by her superiors. It seems like a lot of Obama’s children join the military for paid tuition, free healthcare for life, and other ridiculous entitlements.
What a piece of shit. I’m sure she’d make a fine mate for one of Obama’s ‘son’s’.
Probably an Obama follower...the new liberal Army
And even if she does start a business, it’ll be one based on screwing people, rather than doing something useful.
Being racist, I guessed immediately that Tariqka Sheffey had to be Amish...
What a goldbricker.
Hey, Secretary Hagel? I know a way you can trim about 2 grand a month (plus benefits) from the DoD budget....
Sulking people have been ducking retreat for a long time. Why does tha paper choose to publicize it?
They could find a recruit with lipstick that did something good. This is a liberal paper looking to doralize
I loved colors. I miss it and the bugle calls. I could never understand how anyone thought this a burden.
Sounds like somebody who thought the Army would be an easy job where she doesn’t have to do much. Put in some time, and then get triple-preference for civilian government employment (veteran/black/female).
Courts martial not necessary. The proper entry on her fitness report will make her a PFC for the rest of her career.
You're right that people have been ducking retreat forever, so who knows? — but just look at the utterly disproportionate comments here, if the intent was to provoke reaction it looks like it's succeeding.
If she was hiding...why publicize it?
Nothing in the picture provides context so why did she? Some people are too stupid to be in the military.
It is an HONOR and a PRIVILEGE to be permitted to salute that flag! Why the bleeping HELL did this shallow person even join the military, with the attitude she has??
To salute the flag in an HONOR. Every righteous battle that flag has ever lead Americans into and every draped casket that flag has embraced is represented by those stars and stripes.
God help this women to understand what it is she is pissing on.