Monday, July 25, 2005

Words Fail Me: Part II

Here's a thoroughly disgusting story I found via Instapundit:

Not even 24-hours after Private First Class Tim Hines's wife and family said goodbye at his funeral, American flags that had adorned their Fairfield yard were piled beneath a car and burned.

Hines' sister-in-law woke up to hear her car alarm around 5:30 a.m. and saw her car on fire.

As firefighters brought the fire under control they discovered a pile of around 20 American flags underneath the car.

Neighbors say Hines' wife's family had flags line their front yard and on the porch.

Those were taken as well as flags in neighboring yards.

Hines was injured in Iraq and flown to Walter Reed Hospital in the Washington, D.C. area, but succumbed to the injuries before he could return home.

Hines' wife Katy is eight-months pregnant with their second child. She buried her husband on Friday.

Katy Hines had just moved back into her parents' home and woke up to find her sister's car consumed by flames.

This is another instance where PG language is inadequate to the task of describing the people who would commit such an act. The perpetrators of this vandalism are nothing more than vile, narcissistic cowards who only live in freedom because of men and women like Pfc Hines. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hines family on their loss, and I hope that those involved in the flag burning and vandalism are caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


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