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Camp Casey Memorial Stolen
Lone Star Iconoclast ^ | Sept. 15, 2005 | Deborah Mathews

Posted on 09/15/2005 5:09:45 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult

CRAWFORD — The Camp Casey Memorial on Prairie Chapel Road was removed by thieves earlier today. Not a single item is left at the memorial site.

Crew members working for McLennan County said they witnessed items being removed by an unidentified individual and contacted their office to inform commissioners.

Upon arrival at Camp Casey, honor guard members who had been at the Crawford Peace House immediately called McLennan County Sheriff’s Deputy R. Polansky to report the theft.

Among the items stolen were numerous crosses, Casey Sheehan’s boots, tents, and other items.

The 26-day vigil of Cindy Sheehan outside the Bush ranch ended with a cross-country tour to spread the anti-war message. Camp Casey became a semipermanent memorial, to remain until the Veterans For Peace organization could establish a solemn removal ceremony.

Items that remained at the Camp Casey Memorial following Sheehan’s departure were the three original tents under a pavilion, crosses of the war dead, signs, and personal items of the individuals involved. Members of the guard filed a report with the McLennan County Sheriff Office.

The three honor guard volunteers diligently listed, item by item, the belongings that were stolen from the site. Tents, pillows, signs, books, a box of literature, sleeping bags, an air mattress, flowers, plants, tarps, memorial crosses — even Casey Sheehan’s boots that stood in front of the small wooden cross bearing his name. Virtually every item that was at Camp Casey is gone.

Veterans For Peace member and honor guard volunteer Paul R. McDaniel said, “My role here was as caretaker. Now it’s gone.” Honor guard volunteer Linda Foley cried as she said, “Casey’s boots are gone! His boots are gone. You tell me that we’re not being respectful. Those crosses are probably in a trash can somewhere right now! His boots are gone. What kind of people would do that.” Honor guard member Sarah Oliver said, “His boots were one of the last things that Cindy had of Casey. I can’t believe that anyone would take something like that.”

McLennan County Commissioners road workers were in the area to post the “No Parking” signs that had been approved by the Commissioners’ Court. Those signs were on a 26-mile stretch of several roads. According to a representative of the County Commissioners’ office, the act of removing items from the ditch had nothing to do with the Commissioners and that this was done by a “private individual.”

Organizers of Camp Casey Memorial had been in contact with neighbors of the site and had informed them that the memorial was temporary and would be removed when a removal ceremony could be organized.

McDaniels said, “We have tried to be as accommodating, peaceful, and graceful as we can. We wanted them to be aware of what was going on. We also took very good care of the area with the mowing and cleaning. We wanted to erect a permanent site at the Peace House, as soon as its garden was worked on. We were going to call it the Casey Sheehan Memorial Garden.”

Following the tedious report given to the officer, honor guard members began to disassemble the poles of the pavilions tent that stood over the tent of Cindy Sheehan—the single item left at the site. One could walk through the area where the tents and crosses stood and see nothing. There was no evidence that Camp Casey had even existed.

Loading the tent poles in the back of a pickup, the three guardsmen said that they would return to the Crawford Peace House, finish a few chores there, and pack up to go home. “Someone will be there part-time to take care of the information flow,” said McDaniels.

Veterans For Peace members will continue their support of Cindy Sheehan and her efforts against the war in Iraq. There are actions planned on Sept. 24, the day that Sheehan will arrive in Washington for a protest there. Other demonstrations are planned by the group in Waco.

The three members of the Camp Casey Honor Guard stood in a circle at the site of Casey Sheehan’s cross, held hands, and wept as McDaniels offered a prayer of peace, got into their vehicles, and left Camp Casey.


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KEYWORDS: campcasey; campcindy; cindy; cindysheehan; commies; crawford; loonylefties; sheehan
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So their roadside memorial was removed. Poor babies. I guess someone didn't believe their "we'll clean up our mess later BS".

Honor guard? What a load.

1 posted on 09/15/2005 5:09:46 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Gee ...that's too bad.


2 posted on 09/15/2005 5:11:00 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

1-800-SUCKS-2BU


3 posted on 09/15/2005 5:11:45 PM PDT by xcamel (No more RINOS - Not Now, Not Ever Again.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

There's always the possibility they did it themselves to make it look like it was done to them.


4 posted on 09/15/2005 5:11:52 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ( Things just ain't the same, ev'ry time the hunter gets captured by the game.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
"The three members of the Camp Casey Honor Guard stood in a circle at the site of Casey Sheehan’s cross, held hands, and wept as McDaniels offered a prayer of peace, got into their vehicles, and left Camp Casey."

I'm so moved!

5 posted on 09/15/2005 5:12:05 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Look for the stuff on ebay, then you got your liberal thieves.


6 posted on 09/15/2005 5:12:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
My role here was as caretaker. Now it’s gone.” Honor guard volunteer Linda Foley cried

You didn't do your job Linda. S*** happens.

7 posted on 09/15/2005 5:12:14 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The "honor guard" wasn't at the site? Weird.


8 posted on 09/15/2005 5:12:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Start the revolution - I'll bring the tea and muffins!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Check they guys with the Waste Management truck.


9 posted on 09/15/2005 5:13:00 PM PDT by Lunkhead_01
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Casey Sheehan’s boots

Mom has been very neglectful.

10 posted on 09/15/2005 5:13:23 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
“My role here was as caretaker. Now it’s gone.”

Typical DUmbocrats, can't do anything right. I agree with you, honor gaurd? What would they know about honor?

11 posted on 09/15/2005 5:13:24 PM PDT by infidel29 ("By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

If you leave a pile of trash along side the road - don't be surprised if someone comes along and sweeps it up.


12 posted on 09/15/2005 5:13:41 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
This is "War by Media". I don't doubt for one minute that these bozos did this themselves just to get more print space.

Lying is their mode of operation.

13 posted on 09/15/2005 5:13:49 PM PDT by narby
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I guess some of the families didn't appreciate having their sons names used without permission.


14 posted on 09/15/2005 5:14:55 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
“His boots were one of the last things that Cindy had of Casey

If they were so precious to her she would not have left them there.

15 posted on 09/15/2005 5:14:56 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ Operation Semper Fi ~a field hospital~)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Camp Casey Memorial Garbage Stolen removed.
16 posted on 09/15/2005 5:15:46 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

UH-OH? Perhaps the cows did it! MOOOOOOOO :)


17 posted on 09/15/2005 5:15:58 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
...members of the Camp Casey Honor Guard...

LOL, what a pant load they must have been. There was no one younger than 50 at "Camp Casey."


18 posted on 09/15/2005 5:16:26 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Camp Casey Memorial Stolen

LMAO!!


19 posted on 09/15/2005 5:16:48 PM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: La Enchiladita
There's always the possibility they did it themselves to make it look like it was done to them.

You took the words right out of my mouth! Then there is the fact that alot of the names on the memorial's were objected to by their family's.

20 posted on 09/15/2005 5:17:01 PM PDT by chicagoray38
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Thieves? I think not.

Janitors just taking out the trash.
21 posted on 09/15/2005 5:17:06 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: AZamericonnie

Wouldn't the 5000 reporters at the camp have seen it?


22 posted on 09/15/2005 5:17:28 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

LOL. Sure is a lot of crying and weeping and holding of hands going on over there. And thats just three men. I wouldn't put it past them to have staged the whole thing just for the media attention.


23 posted on 09/15/2005 5:17:41 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 ( Heaven on Earth is where the nearest Starbucks is 60 miles away.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
One could walk through the area where the tents and crosses stood and see nothing. There was no evidence that Camp Casey had even existed.

Sounds like someone cleaned up the mess they left. What kind of honor guard expects to guard a site without having to be there?
24 posted on 09/15/2005 5:17:49 PM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
“His boots were one of the last things that Cindy had of Casey. I can’t believe that anyone would take something like that.”

And I can't believe that a mother who really cared for her child would have left them.

Doesn't say too much for St. Cindy now, does it!

25 posted on 09/15/2005 5:18:33 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (Well... There you go again!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Oh good grief. Leave something in a ditch, then complain when someone takes it. What a pant load.


26 posted on 09/15/2005 5:18:35 PM PDT by Richard Kimball
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

That's a shame.


27 posted on 09/15/2005 5:18:49 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Veterans For Peace

AKA Future Traitors of America

28 posted on 09/15/2005 5:19:17 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

What a coincidence, the communists who came out to greet the Chinese prime minister also left a mess.


29 posted on 09/15/2005 5:19:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Lancey Howard
This is too funny. Camp Casey and the missing boots, sounds like a Hardy Boys mystery. Lets get the Congressional Investigation started. Quick someone call Hillary!

Ha..ha..ha..ha
30 posted on 09/15/2005 5:19:36 PM PDT by Free in PRA (Living in The People's Republic of Arlington, VA)
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To: RebaJ

you see this?


31 posted on 09/15/2005 5:20:07 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

So much of the left is inept. Unable to manage or produce.


32 posted on 09/15/2005 5:20:13 PM PDT by I see my hands (Until this civil war heats up.. Have a nice day.)
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My role here was as caretaker. Now it’s gone.” Honor guard volunteer Linda Foley cried.

I guess you'll have to find another job, Linda.

Don't you just HATE when that happens?

33 posted on 09/15/2005 5:20:18 PM PDT by Humidston (It's Bush's fault)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Crew members working for McLennan County said they witnessed items being removed by an unidentified individual


34 posted on 09/15/2005 5:20:46 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Shameful that the fallen soldiers were exploited by the Sheehan crowd their own agenda, but equally shameful that the fallen soldiers' things were stolen.

Sandy Burglar maybe....


35 posted on 09/15/2005 5:21:35 PM PDT by Translates
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To: Lunkhead_01

Does Texas have an "Adopt a Highway" program? If so, then this might be a simple case of someone doing their job of clearing refuse and debris off the side of the road.


36 posted on 09/15/2005 5:22:40 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.")
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To: Raycpa

Who took that? I didn't have a chance to comb my hair!


37 posted on 09/15/2005 5:22:51 PM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: Translates

Oops, meant to say "FOR their own agenda"


38 posted on 09/15/2005 5:22:56 PM PDT by Translates
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Leftists tend to be a little hazy on the notion of private property; e.g., you can't build a "memorial" on someone else's land.

Whoever got rid of it should bill The B*tch In The Ditch for cleaning up her trash.


39 posted on 09/15/2005 5:23:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Every family should have a crew-served weapon.")
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To: FormerACLUmember

What was the RAH quote
"Beware the long haried men and short haired women....the silly season is upon us"

Don't have the exact quote, but these lamers seem to fit the bill.


40 posted on 09/15/2005 5:23:46 PM PDT by ASOC (Insert clever tagline here: _______)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

This has all the makings of a 'Tawana Brawley' (sp?) incident.

I suspect an inside job.


41 posted on 09/15/2005 5:24:55 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The Sheehites need to know that their fifteen minutes are over.


42 posted on 09/15/2005 5:24:55 PM PDT by Argus
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To: narby

I don't worry what the media will say on any matter. I know what they will say. The facts don't enter in.

I care about what the right does. I hope this was done in an effort to demoralize Cindy and her cult.



43 posted on 09/15/2005 5:25:13 PM PDT by I see my hands (Until this civil war heats up.. Have a nice day.)
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To: La Enchiladita
There's always the possibility they did it themselves to make it look like it was done to them.

I thought the same since Cindys 15 minutes seem to be over. It sounds like a ploy for attention.

44 posted on 09/15/2005 5:25:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
That was probably done by someone having to do community work as part of their sentence in the county. Do I care???

Not just NO, but #*** NO!!!

45 posted on 09/15/2005 5:25:36 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical dim strategy - when tragedy hits, blame a Republican.)
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To: infidel29

“My role here was as caretaker. Now it’s gone.”


Doing a bang up job there genius. LOL


46 posted on 09/15/2005 5:26:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Veterans For Peace member and honor guard volunteer Paul R. McDaniel said, “My role here was as caretaker. Now it’s gone.” Honor guard volunteer Linda Foley cried as she said, “Casey’s boots are gone! His boots are gone. You tell me that we’re not being respectful. Those crosses are probably in a trash can somewhere right now! His boots are gone. What kind of people would do that.” Honor guard member Sarah Oliver said, “His boots were one of the last things that Cindy had of Casey. I can’t believe that anyone would take something like that.”

These folks are acting as if the boots are a living human being. If these boots are so dear to Cindy, why did she leave them on the side of the road in TX?

47 posted on 09/15/2005 5:26:40 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The suspects

http://www.ronald.com/hamburglar/


48 posted on 09/15/2005 5:28:18 PM PDT by Free in PRA (Living in The People's Republic of Arlington, VA)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Camp Casey Memorial Stolen

I was here at home when it happened. I wasnt anywhere near the place. You cant prove anything. I have witnesses. Just leave me alone.


49 posted on 09/15/2005 5:28:58 PM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GregoTX
"I was here at home when it happened. I wasn't anywhere near the place. You cant prove anything. I have witnesses. Just leave me alone."

-Hillary Clinton quote on most everything the Clintons did. Especially Vince Foster.
50 posted on 09/15/2005 5:32:09 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan)
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