Vandals target WWII Army vet who “bled for his country” with awful act of disrespect

A Virginia man who was wounded in World War II woke up to see his cherished American Flag burnt and in pieces outside his Alexandria home, one day before July 4th.

“I served under that flag and bled for it, really, and it was a personal affront,” said Richard Cohen, who lost the use of his left arm after he was hit by German machine gun fire in the last great war. “I have never seen anything like this before.”

Cohen wasn’t alone, however- WTVR reported that two other flags were burned nearby.

“I thought it was a disgrace. It’s our American flag. We’re very proud of it,” one neighbor said.

Despite the disgraceful -and criminal- act (given that someone else’s property was destroyed), the neighborhood is undeterred, going so far as to help Cohen mount a new flag and hang similar flags outside their own homes.

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  • Andy Wolf

    Andy Wolf is an Appalachian native who spent much of his youth and young adulthood overseas in search of combat, riches, and adventure- accruing decades of experience in military, corporate, first responder, journalistic and advisory roles. He resides in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains with his K9 companion, Kiki.

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