My father was a WW II veteran who served in the European theater. He
carried shrapnel in his back from a grenade ’till the day he was buried (ten
I am a seven year veteran of the US Navy with a 40% service connected
Our son-in-law (Sgt Buddy James Hughie) was KIA by a Taliban sniper in
Afghanistan. Buddy was awarded two Bronze Star medals with Valor and a
Purple Heart medal. In fact after Buddy’s death there was a FOB established
in the area where he was killed and named in his honor, “FOB HUGHIE.”
We currently have a twenty-three year old nephew serving with the 114th MPs
in Mosul, Iraq.
Major Hassan (an army officer serving on active duty) takes the time to pick
out his weapon, fills out the necessary paper work, goes back and purchases
the fire arm, adds a scope to increase his chances of kill shots, goes to a
firing range to make sure he can operate his killing weapon proficiently,
chooses a place where military men and women are massed together, picks a
time of day when those service members will be gathered waiting, gets
dressed in traditional Muslim attire, loads his killing weapon in his
vehicle, drives to his chosen killing field, gets out and begins killing
UNARMED American service men and women while shouting terms associated with
Muslim Extremist Terrorists.
So other than Major Hassan’s US Army officer active duty status what sets
him apart from other terrorists?
Our family has sacrificed a great deal for our country. Our family will
continue to sacrifice, serve and defend the Constitution of the United
States of America.
Please do not spit in our face and tell us you are giving us a bath. We
know the difference.