A veteran went to pick up some groceries at Walmart, but ended up getting more than he bargained for.
When a local Iraq War veteran went shopping Thursday morning, he did not expect to find an anonymous note with ugly language left on his car.
The letter slammed the Marine for having a Purple Heart and fighting terrorism overseas. It stated, “All of you Islamaphobe vets deserve to die.”
“It’s just shocking,” Ann Lanoir said. “It’s just ignorant. That’s the way I feel. I feel like some punk wrote it.”
“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.”
Here’s the entire letter:
NEWS10 ABC showed the note to Lt. Steven Stockdale from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office to gather his thoughts, in which he blasted the writer’s cowardice.
“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.”
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