Marquette Warrior: Sign Honoring Fallen Soldier Defaced in Massachusetts

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Sign Honoring Fallen Soldier Defaced in Massachusetts

From the North Adams Transcript, an account of how a sign honoring a fallen Green Beret was defaced in the Massachusetts town of Cheshire.
He tried hard to contain his emotions, but the hurt and anger were visible on his face.

Louis Petithory was justifiably upset Thursday morning after it was discovered that someone had vandalized a sign placed on the Ashuwillticook Trail in memory of his late son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel H. Petithory, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec. 5, 2001.

The vandalized sign — one of three marking a stretch of the trail in honor of the Cheshire native — is located on the Cheshire/Lanesborough town line, roughly a quarter-mile south from Nobody’s Road in Cheshire.

Anti-war graffiti

On the brown metal sign, the words, “oil,” “Bush,” “clan,” “Christian Crusade” and “w/out (sic) Good Education” had been written in black marker. The words were written in and around a phrase on the sign that read, “Made the ultimate sacrifice for his nation during Operation Enduring Freedom.”
Obviously, the vast majority of anti-war liberals would not do something like this. But still, it is an indicator of the hatred that festers on the left.


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