Vietnam Vets being harassed....




 
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Boots
 
June 2nd, 2004  
C/CPO
 

Topic: Vietnam Vets being harassed....


The other day I was talking to some cadets at school. They told me that while they were walking to their bus stop some jerks were harassing a Korea/Vietnam Veteran. He was in uniform and when he walked out the door he saluted the flagpole he has up in the front of his lawn. Well to jackasses were harassing him calling him a mother****ing baby killer and a ****ing nazi (why i dont know). They just went off on him. He didnt say anything he just stood their saluting the flag. Well two uh Gung Ho cadets come walking by and see what is going on. Of course these two cadets are a little built and decide to "teach" these civilians a lesson. They proceed to go up to the 2 guys and beat the guys pretty bad and then yell at them. I myself would have probably done the same. However, I dont think what they did was the best idea. I was just wondering what your opinions would be on what they should have done. They took off their shirts off before doing so. They didnt want the men to be able to identify them by their uniform. That and they didnt want to disgrace the uniform so anyways what do you guys have to say.

C/CPO
June 2nd, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Two options
option(A)tell them politely to stop doing what they were doing
option(B)ake them stop doing what they were doing
June 2nd, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
I agree with Marksman and then after words give a nice long lecture, that they'll remember even if they think your a lame dork.
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June 2nd, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
You're kidding me, you think that they are going to listen to a lecture?

I know I would keep my mouth shut if I got the crap kicked out of me by a peer in uniform. Sometimes people just need to be taught a lesson.
June 2nd, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
No but after you kick their butts give a lecture; it doesnt really matter then does it? Some punks need a little guidence, u never know it might work.
June 2nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
As satisfying as that may have been, it was the wrong answer. As long as you are representing the Armed Forces in any capacity whatsoever (including a JROTC kid, as to many of your classmates you DO represent the military) that kind of action is unnacceptable. The best thing your friends could have done in that situation in my opinion would have been to join the veteran and silently support him. He most likely does not need a couple junior high kids to defend him or fight his battles for him, but I have no doubt that a gesture of support would have been greatly appreciated.
June 3rd, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Agree with you Redneck..

As long as you are in Uniform you represent your countriys Armed Forces, and an act like that may most likely just put more fuel to the fire to those two punks...

A silent support (like saluting the flag) to the veteran could have been a good thing here..
(and then go around the next corner, take of your uniform, and THEN beat the crap out of those two bastards... )
June 3rd, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Yeah I would have joined the VET in support. And then typed the story on paper and put dozens of it on walls around the place. Or maybe just go straight to a cop and tell him. I believe that is a federal crime.
June 3rd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ItalianGuy4US
I believe that is a federal crime.
No, it is actually the opposite, it's a crime to interfer with somebody's (read, the punks') freedom of speech, and actually might be considered a violation of their civil rights (a federal crime) if you assaulted them for expressing their views, however insane and disrespectful they might be. The only thing they might be able to be rolled up for would be a misdemeanor "public nuisance" charge for verbally assaulting someone in a public place, but I doubt even that would stick.

Ain't freedom grand?
June 3rd, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Well the other option is that the vet snaps and begin to rage kicking both of their asses