Only a real coward would sneak up to a Marine’s car and leave a disgusting note on the windshield, while the decorated veteran was inside a store shopping.
Shamefully, that’s what happened while the Purple Heart recipient went shopping for a few minutes one Thursday morning in Queensbury, NY. Upon returning to his vehicle, he found an anonymous note containing foul language and death wishes, left there by some low life.
As WTEN reports, The letter blasted the Marine for having a Purple Heart and serving overseas. It stated, “All of you Islamaphobe vets deserve to die.”
The note has people shaking their heads. Some call the author pathetic.
“Makes me sick to my stomach,” Navy veteran Robert LaPrairie said. “To me, it’s an act of terrorism really.”
“I just think it’s awful,” John Mohring said. “It’s very terrible. Veterans are our heroes.”
NEWS10 ABC showed the note to Lt. Steven Stockdale from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office to determine if the person who wrote it could face charges.
Stockdale said it is illegal to leave a note on a windshield, but he said the biggest disappointment is that the author thought writing the letter was OK.
“Communication these days has gotten very easy for people who want to stay anonymous,” he said. “And it takes a lot more courage to strap on an 80 pound pack and go to the Middle East and fight for your country than it does to scribble on a note and leave it cowardly behind on somebody’s windshield.”
Amen to that.
The Marine didn’t want to speak on camera, but said he’s just “laughing it off.”
I’m hoping everyone will leave a thank you comment for this veteran. Given the actions of the commander-in-chief, what’s happening to warriors like Clint Lorance and what’s happening to our men and women who walk the thin blue line, I think it’s important to let our heroes know there ARE folks who appreciate them.
[Note: This article was written by Ashley Edwardson]