Soldier Dishonors Self And Service

A young soldier at Fort Carson took a photo of herself hiding in her car during the time honors are rendered to the Flag (during Retreat) and indicated that she was hiding to avoid saluting the Flag. She indicated that those who felt what she was doing was disrespectful could keep their comments to themselves.

Well that is not going to happen. This young lady is a PFC (Private First Class) and is not entitled to tell this First Sergeant to keep anything to himself and she should kneel down and thank whatever God she worships that I am not her First Sergeant or I would have her scrubbing latrines with a toothbrush until her hands fell off.

Rendering honors to the Flag is NOT an option. To deliberately not render the proper honors is disrespectful to the Army and to the nation. It is also disrespectful to the men and women who have served this nation under the Flag. In fact, this action by Private Dipstick is a violation of Army Regulation 600-25 (Appendix C) which describes what soldiers in uniform are REQUIRED to do when the Flag is raised or lowered.

She violated an Army Regulation and now that she published her violation and admitted it was willful her commander should give her an Article 15 and bust her all the way down to Private E-1. He should take a portion of her pay and give her restriction and extra duty as part of her Article 15 punishment.

Too harsh? I think not. She went through Basic Training and learned the proper way to act when honors to the Flag are required. This is not a simple mistake or a case where she did not know because she openly admits she is hiding so she can avoid doing her duty.

She is derelict and should be punished for it.

A harsh punishment will remind her of her oath and her obligation to fulfill her soldierly duties in a professional manner.

It will also send a strong message to others like her who might be inclined to dishonor their country and the Flag that flies over her.

Far too many people better than she have fought and died to preserve what that Flag represents.

Now PFC dipstick, if you have an issue with me not keeping it to myself feel free to stand at Parade Rest until I give you permission to speak.

Belay that. Drop and give me 100.

Sources:
The Black Sphere
Army Times

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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7 Responses to “Soldier Dishonors Self And Service”

  1. Spc. OB says:

    I doubt she could bang 10 out top…..

    Article 15? I’d send her back to the block….

    • Big Dog says:

      Probably not. I am not opposed to sending her on her way bit not until after the article 15. It is as hood as a conviction on her record.

      There is a method to my madness!

  2. GMF says:

    She is more of a disgrace in uniform than a derelict and should be given the opportunity to do the Honorable thing and leave the Military. It is bad enough that she jumped for cover during Retreat, but to take a “Selfie” is inexcusable. She does not deserve to wear the uniform nor should there be any “second chances” because the disrespect she demonstrated was deliberate. It is obvious that she does not understand the sacrifices suffered by those whom had gone before her, nor does she care. She should be banned from all military benefits to include Veteran Status when she seeks employment as a civilian.

  3. Vxnschatzee says:

    The icing on the cake is her throwing it in our face that our taxes are paying for her to be a POS and not do what she is being paid to do. She can sit in her car all day and take selfies and goof off? What happened to the honor of being a soldier? Representing the US? Being a role model and example of what is right with our country? OOPS – equal rights and all that crap let in everybody and anybody and now it’s more of a free ride than a service (for some, certainly not most). Disgusting. I hope she gets the Article 15 and then thrown out on her useless tail.

  4. Anthony Ellis says:

    Lets trade, her getting an article 15 and the USA paying reparations for years of slavery. That’s fair.

    • Big Dog says:

      Its a deal Anthony.if you find anyone who was a slave prior to the Emancipation Proclamation who is still alive and we can pay reparations. If you find anyone who owned slaves we will make a public display of them at the same time.

      It is a crutch to lay bad behavior on slavery, an event that happened long ago and was not participated in by anyone alive today. We all have equal opportunity and this young lady had all the opportunity in the world in the Army.

      Get a clue. Slavery is over. People asking for reparations now are a product of the mindset that they deserve someone else’s money for absolutely nothing. Did you type your response on an Obamaphone?

  5. Blake says:

    She is as bad as obama- after all he is doing the same damn thing, but on a national scale.