Respect?

I can but ditto this Marine’s sentiments…

EDITED 8/28/2014: Thanks to Greg Sanders for the correction.  The Secretary of Defense did attend the funeral.  I suppose that’s something.

 
Major General Harold Greene was killed in Afghanistan on August 8, 2014 while serving his country in pride for 34 years. As of 1972, he was the highest ranking officer in the military killed in action since the Vietnam war.  President Obama has not mentioned anything in regards to this highly decorated soldier yet he spoke highly of Robin Williams who committed suicide. He was buried August 14 in the Arlington National Cemetary. Neither the President, Vice President, Secretary of State nor Secretary of Defense attended the funeral. President Obama was on vacation, playing golf at Martha’s Vineyard. No flags were ordered to half mask yet they were for Whitney Houston who also committed suicide.  I find this very offensive and disrespectful to the veterans who have served our great country. But then again, why does this not surprise me.
Do what you want with this email but I am sending it on.
 
David Eads
USMC 1971-1973
 
Our country is in dire need of leadership and we are not going to get it from whatever it is we have now.
 
PLEASE…Revolt with your vote.

42 thoughts on “Respect?

  1. Reblogged this on Arlin Report and commented:
    I always felt it was disrespectful to address someone just by their surname, especially when you know their full name or office they hold.
    These four assholes deserve no respect whatsoever; they are Obama, Biden, Kerry and Hagel……lets throw in a bonus name of Holder making it 5. There is absolutely no excuse, not one, that all of them would miss the funeral of General Major Harold Greene. This man who gave most of his life serving our country contributed more to this nation than these 5 stink bombs combined. They have done nothing but bring embarrassment and disgrace upon our people.
    This coming from the office of the commander-in-chief is an insult to the Greene Family and all the military.
    This nation is without a president and vice president…………just because you are seated in the oval office and took an oath (with your fingers crossed) does not make you a president. Obama, you do not deserve nor have you earned the right or respect to be addressed as Mr. President.

    Obama, Biden, Kerry and Hagel,

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  2. Reblogged this on My Soapbox and commented:
    Shame on POTUS, VPOTUS, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, ANYONE from the government…. no one. George W. Bush would have interrupted his vacation to meet this honorable Major General who served this country most of his life as his casket arrived in the U.S. and he would have attended his funeral and have spoken very highly of his honorable service. But that’s the difference of having someone in office who has worn a uniform and one who hasn’t. How can you be Commander-in-Chief if you’ve never worn a uniform? POTUS and the rest have not only disrespected Major General Greene and his family but they have disrespected every person who has ever worn a uniform or is in uniform now. Remember, this is the same POTUS who is sending pink slips to Captains in combat in Afghanistan. SHAMEFUL isn’t a harsh enough word.

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  3. As Arlin reblogged this, so must I and everyone who reads it. It must keep going until everyone reads it and GETS it. This was wrong. But this is the same POTUS that is sending pink slips to Captains in combat in Afghanistan to shrink our military when we need them the most! I could go on and on and I won’t here but thank you for putting this out so we can keep it going!

    Shameful isn’t a strong enough word… I just can’t think of something more appropriate. And I agree with Arlin that it includes VPOTUS, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Secretary of Defense Kegal.

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  4. Also, may I say thank you for your service to our country? You served at a time when people where not very kind and I just want to apologize for the generation before me and say THANK YOU for serving our country.

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    1. I would surely do it again. Even for this POTUS if he ever grew a pair. Freedom is not now and never was free. We pay daily and will continue to do so. Tyranny never rests and neither can we. Revolt with your vote folks.

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  5. The liberals in Washington, DC, skipped this funeral for one reason: it is part of their agenda to tear down everything that would make us PROUD to be Americans. They want us to be so beaten down and depressed that when Obama springs his false-flag operation to justify declaring Martial Law, and hand over the keys of our Government to the UN, nobody will put up a fight because they don’t like their country and have no vested interest in preserving it. That’s what they WANT. What they are going to get is a half-million pissed off veterans who remember slights like this, and never surrendered their 2nd Amendment.

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      1. Thank you for your service, Vernon. It is much appreciated. I know it seems so detached. But I am sincerely saying thank you for your service to our country!

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    1. That is so true what you have said. Whether he hands over the country to the U.N. or ISIS (I think ISIS) I keep telling every that can, to get armed, get stocked up on ammo, and get prepared to defend yourself because the very reason that the 2nd Amendment was put in there is about to come to pass. We may need to form our own militias, whatever it will take to keep our country. There are so many people that think this is so silly, like my own husband. But I believe with all my heart that if you can be armed, be armed and ready because its coming…. we need to do what we can to keep whatever we have left after POTUS has destroyed all that he can. And he has destroyed so much already. I fear for my grands.

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      1. Your husband may think you’re being silly, but I do not. Every action POTUS Obama has made for the last 6 years has seemed to be working against the long-term stability and strength of the USA. There can only be one reason for him to be that consistent – and that would be if he was working in concert with long-range plans to undermine the US. I actually wrote a post on my blog giving advice to the next POTUS about what needs to happen to restore our strength and pride ( http://mr-spock-rocks.com/2016-next-us-president/ ). In it I specifically mention what you just said about the 2nd Amendment. Forewarned is forearmed. Literally, sometimes.

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      2. Thank you, Vernon, for validating my comments. Its hard to live in a divided household. He thinks that I’m just being brainwashed by Fox News. He doesn’t really think anything like that could happen here. He is sadly mistaken like so many others in this country. I will visit your article on your blog… Live long and prosper!

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      1. Right, a “4 year marine veteran” who posts incorrect stuff which he obviously never looked up and types a frequently misspoken word which he should know from his time in service. It smelled foul at that point and I had to check before reposting elsewhere. I’m glad I did some fact checking as I don’t like being the fool and posting false statements

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      2. Jess Chi,
        Perhaps on the ship its called on thing and on land its called another. I misspoke when I said it was a typo and said half mast (which I believe is on board a ship, but I could be quite wrong), however, the POTUS would order all flags to be at half staff for whomever it was in honor of, in this case it should have been for Major General Greene’s lifelong service to our Nation. And it can be for the day of the funeral and can even be for the whole week, whatever the POTUS decides. In this case, POTUS didn’t give a flip, he was on vacation, then off to campaigning and global warming or whatever they call it now. Even though there are much more important things going on. I am ashamed that Major General Greene did not receive the honor due him by our POTUS who would lead the country to honor him. My deepest sympathies to his family for their loss and for the shame of the lack of appreciation shown to them for their loved ones lifelong service.

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    1. I missed that the Sec Def was there though NO ONE else from the admin made even a mention. What other “facts” would you like to discuss.

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      1. Was the Secretary of Defense there? This is news to me. Definitely not the Commander-in-Chief! But he sent 3 representatives to the Michael Brown funeral. Something is very wrong with this picture. And the flags should have been ordered to be flown at half mast the day of Major General Greene’s funeral in honor of his lifelong service to this country. He could have done that from Martha’s Vineyard.

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      2. “President Obama has not mentioned anything in regards to this highly decorated soldier” Except for the fact that Obama spoke about the General when signing the veterans health bill the day after he received all the facts on the attack
        strike 1

        “He was buried August 14 in the Arlington National Cemetary. Neither the President, Vice President, Secretary of State nor Secretary of Defense attended the funeral.” Except for the fact that Starts and Stripes has funeral photos and reports in their article the day of the funeral, and I’ll quote, “Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attended and met with the family.” http://www.stripes.com/maj-gen-harold-greene-receives-full-burial-honors-at-arlington-1.298353
        strike 2

        President Obama has not mentioned anything in regards to this highly decorated soldier yet he spoke highly of Robin Williams who committed suicide. As I mentioned earlier, the POTUS spoke of the General before signing the VA Bill. Obama released a statement thru the press secretary on Williams, he did not ‘speak’ about Williams.
        Strike 3

        No flags were ordered to half mask yet they were for Whitney Houston who also committed suicide.
        No flags were ordered to half mast and only condolences were mentioned by the white house press secretary for Whitney Houston. You may think flags were dropped because governor Christie has he lowered in New Jersey, but no government building was told to do so by the president. There are US codes as to when and why flags may be lowered to half mast
        strike 4

        Neither Bush nor Nixon attended the funerals of their high ranking active generals who died while serving. Bush did not attend Lieutenant General Tim Maude’s funeral who died in the 9/11 attack of the entagon and Nixon did not attend his Major General John Dillard’s funeral.
        strike 5ish

        Strike 6 is the best, I can find no David Eads USMC who served from 1971-1973 in either database I searched.
        The pièce de résistance: what kind of veteran doesn’t know the proper term for the US Flag raising? It’s Half-mast, not “half mask”. You seriously believed a veteran doesn’t know this and you seriously think it’s typo?

        seriously, there’s so much stuff to criticize, why do we need to make stuff up? When I criticize, I do check my facts first and I’m not defending the POTUS here, I’m tying to make us aware of not looking like a fool and to think about what we repost.

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      3. Jess Chi,

        I was the one who said it was a typo for half mast and not half mask… and I was wrong… it’s half staff. The issue to fly flags at half staff for fallen soldiers, et al is what is given for the whole country. If you are on a ship, it may be called something else, but I was wrong then. I was corrected and it is half staff.

        I don’t understand your hostility here. I apologize for any part that I have played in causing it.

        I thank you for your service to our country, and I mean that as sincerely as possible. Without people like you who are brave enough to take up arms and fight for us, what will we have to protect this Nation?

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    2. Once again, what facts would you like to debate. The Sec Def’s presence was so low key as to be invisible. The rest is pure truth. You’ve missed the point but thanks for your input Jess. I’ll repeat my response to Greg…Respect is respect. Obama and his crew have none.
      “Yep, you got me for the Sec def. Thanks for the correction. But really, why did you stop there? And why does it always come down to Bush? The author said nothing about Bush. The author did not say that Obama ordered flags at half mast for Whitney Houston, just that they were…for a suicide. Roosevelt, LBJ, Carter, Reagan…(several times), Bush the 1st and Clinton all attended military funerals. Nixon visited with the families of fallen soldiers and many have visited Arlington. So you see, Greg, respect is respect, and there is a precedent. Some would like to excuse the golfer king, I chose not to.
      Perhaps you should check more than one fact before you try to defend the indefensible, eh. Thanks for your service.”

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  6. Sorry, Marines. I learned in 35 years of Army service what you can count on a Marine to do is shoot first and MAYBE think later.

    Instead of just buying this internet crap look into it once in a while. You will find SEC DEF Hagel was at the funeral. You will find that general officers were killed during the Bush and Nixon administrations and neither of them went to the funerals. There is no tradition of presidents attending military funerals.

    You will also find that President Obama didn’t order flags at half staff for Whitney Houston but Gov Chris Christie did for New Jersey. You can just check your memory for that. That’s right, you can’t remember it because it didn’t happen.

    Look in the mirror. It’s folks like you that are taking this country apart.

    Retired O-6

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    1. Yep, you got me for the Sec def. Thanks for the correction. But really, why did you stop there? And why does it always come down to Bush? The author said nothing about Bush. The author did not say that Obama ordered flags at half mast for Whitney Houston, just that they were…for a suicide. Roosevelt, LBJ, Carter, Reagan…(several times), Bush the 1st and Clinton all attended military funerals. Nixon visited with the families of fallen soldiers and many have visited Arlington. So you see, Greg, respect is respect, and there is a precedent. Some would like to excuse the golfer king, I chose not to.
      Perhaps you should check more than one fact before you try to defend the indefensible, eh. Thanks for your service.

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      1. Well said, calihurder! And just to add to stoke the fire, Bush 43 still meets military as the come off the airplanes. He hates for them to arrive to no one. He and Laura greet them, shakes their hands, and thanks them for their service. And it isn’t for a photo op, it is out of sincerity. Bush wore a uniform. He knows what it means. POTUS never has and has no respect for the military. This is one reason why he is shrinking it. Have you ever heard of pink slips ever being given to Captains in combat in Afghanistan? Have you ever heard of any military personnel ever getting pink slips? Not in my lifetime. This is shameful but it is strategic to what POTUS has as an ultimate goal. We need our military now more than ever and he is shrinking it down and taking those with all the experience away, the leadership away. All I can say is if you can own a gun, get it, get stocked up on ammo, get practice in, and be ready to defend your family and your home. Its coming…

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      2. “Why does it always come down to bush?”
        It doesn’t, he’s just the most recent and easiest to recall. I mentioned Nixon skipping he funeral of his Major General (he never attended any military funerals) so it doesn’t feel like everyone’s doing the Bush-‘bama comparison. Is it right for the POTUS to crash a funeral? Wouldn’t the family have say over allowing him to attend? I doubt any would say no, but I’m sure all here would deny the request
        So the ‘author’ didn’t say Obama ordered the flags at half mast for Whitney, but why is this even in the criticism of the president. He could have just said ‘the clouds were cover the sun today’ – something that has nothing to do with the train of thought – you seriously think he put Whitney in his comments for randomness? BTW, if you don’t know, there are rules for lowering the flag, so go take up your issue with the NJ governor if you’re upset about the respect given for an OD, not a suicide as the amount of drugs did not indicate a suicide. As you mention many POTUS have visited Arlington and that includes Obama. Respect is respect, and facts are facts. Bashing the present POTUS is very easy, but in my opinion, making stuff up to bash him is just embarrassing. I mean, someone will look at vacation times and throw the facts out to you comparing your ‘golfer king’ comment to other recent presidents and you’ll have to think about those numbers

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  7. Seriously Jess, you needn’t repeat what I’ve already clarified and try to make it sound like you’ve scored some huge victory. None of your points have any validity except for sec def. Where’s the respect from POTUS?

    POINT 1 (and only response point necessary): If you believe that someone has compiled a list of all service members who’ve ever served, you’re either 12 or a libtard. You probably also believe you have access to other personal records because you know how to click on a keyboard. Am I correct? Neither the DoD nor any other federal agency is going to grant you access to my records or anyone else’s without my permission. Some Vet’s have decided to make their records available. From those records, there has been an incomplete accounting of who has BTDTBTTS.

    “Not defending POTUS”, my ass!

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    1. Well, when you say ‘the rest is pure truth’ after I’ve given you the truth, you can play the fool. This was a copy/paste from my response elsewhere, so that’s why the repetition and I wasn’t looking for any victory, just pointing out the ignorance of blind reposting . Actually you are not correct, form 180 from the National Personnel Records Center is where anyone can request military records.
      So fact checking is considered defending the POTUS … what is believing everything someone posts or emails you like a blind sheep?

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      1. If I haven’t released my records you can fill out forms all day long and still get nothing.
        You haven’t revealed any new truths here. What are you rambling on about now?
        For a third time, the author said nothing about Bush. He did not accuse Obama of ordering flag status. Hagel`s presence was missed by the author along with many others who didn’t see him there. No one said anything about Bush or Nixon attending funerals.
        I don’t get your point.

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    2. Sorry, instead of attacking back (I can’t delete my post) I should have simply asked you to please explain your statement “The rest is pure truth” Please let us all know what is the truth, as I’ve already fact checked, I’m curious what has your fact checking produced?

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      1. You re right I attacked you for not making sense and that’s not fair. I apologize. If I wanted you to delete I would have done so myself.
        Once again(4 times now). Read the original post and then tell me what truths you need explained. Mind now, we already know that Hagel made a mystery appearance that no one has seen. What else about the marine’s statement has you so befuddled?

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  8. You stated everything else is the truth, I’ve already pointed out what is not and I’m still waiting

    We can edit the statement to make it truthful and we’ll both be happy:
    Major General Harold Greene was killed in Afghanistan on August 8, 2014 while serving his country in pride for 34 years. As of 1972, he was the highest ranking officer in the military killed in action since the Vietnam war. He was buried August 14 in the Arlington National Cemetery. While the POTUS may or may not have been invited, the SecDef attended. The POTUS was on vacation playing golf at Martha’s Vineyard. I find this very offensive and disrespectful to the veterans who have served our great country. But then again, why does this not surprise me.
    Do what you want with this email but I am sending it on.
    -David Eads

    Better?

    As for public servants records, even current service members are searchable via the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act site.

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    1. If that floats your boat, fine with me. Btw, did you file that form to research this marine’s background? Or do you have access to some instant data base? 🙂

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      1. I didn’t think so. Don’t come on my posts and disrespect a soldier. I will thump you. You checked nothing because there is no way you could. You fill out a form and send it to God if you want Jess. If I don’t say you can, you get nothing back. Period. If you want to make a point, make it. If you want to spill some bullshit…shove it instead. THAT BIT ABOUT CHECKING RECORDS WAS NOTHING BUT BULLSHIT!

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      2. Where did I disrespect a soldier … and btw, I have the right to do so if they disrespect my Corps. You have the right to repost an email chain letter and look like an ignorant fool posting anything which comes your way and even thinking I am defending the POTUS because I notice errors anyone can easily discover. You have nooo idea how far off base you are.
        Do yourself a favor and understand public records. There is no way to show you something which does not exist, but I’ll try – There is no record of this guy serving in the NPRC or USAA, there I posted a fact, so it must be true. I can now say with confidence there is no record of this fake Marine. How do you not understand that it is your job as a ‘reporter’ to support your statements, so do so or look like an idiot to those who recognize someone sending out a fabricated mass email (I guess I understand since you bought into this guy being a veteran). Really, do what you want with this email but I am sending it on.
        If you really don’t think service is a public record, call USAA and ask if you are eligible for coverage, they must simply be good guessers to verify service and can do it a lot faster than I can (immediately actually and they’re not a gov’t entity, and their rates are awesome) – as you say those records are only available if a vet gives permission so they must me a magical company. Your ignorance is astounding.
        Have a wonderful life, but realize what you think you know is not always correct.

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  9. Your an ass Jess and you’re still full of shit. You checked nothing, you know you did and yet you still want to piss on another soldier????? Thanks for playing though. If I thought there really was a way to prove that, I’d make it my top priority to prove you’re not who you say you are. At the very least you’d have to have my service # and lie through your teeth pretending you were me. Where are you going to get that Jess? Can you say BULLSHIT?

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  10. Was just on USAA. Like I said. You’re totally full of shit. They don’t know me or any of my battle buds from Adam. Now if I join and give them the info they want, then they might be able to get something. Garbage in garbage out…that’s what I’m calling you from now on Jess.

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