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California: U.S. and Marine Corps Flags Honoring Soldiers Killed in Kabul Vandalized

California: U.S. and Marine Corps Flags Honoring Soldiers Killed in Kabul Vandalized

If you have any information, please call the Riverside Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit at 951-353-7955.

In California, the Riverside Police Department said someone vandalized 13 American flags and one Marine Corps flag honoring the fallen soldiers in the Kabul terrorist attack.

“Sometime yesterday, an observant citizen noticed the flags appeared to be damaged and it was reported to the police,” the department wrote on Facebook. “At this point, we don’t have any suspect description but it’s obvious the flags were intentionally damaged.”

Two citizens removed the flags. Boy Scout Troop 703 will properly retire the flags.

Three Marines from Southern California died in the attack:

  • Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio
  • Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga
  • Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, of Norco

San Diego County’s Camp Pendleton housed ten of the soldiers who died.

The others murdered in Kabul:

  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, TX
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23, of Sacramento, CA
  • Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, UT
  • Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 23, of Corryton, TN
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, of Jackson, WY
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, MA
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, IN
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, MO
  • Navy Hospital Corpsman Maxton Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, OH
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan Page, 23, of Omaha, NE


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Of course they were. We live in hell right now

Unfortunately I think it will get worse before it gets better

True insane are running the ships right now

And boy are they insane

Anyone surprised? Didn’t think so. Just look at who they elect.

    PODKen in reply to Romey. | September 10, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Wise up Romey … ya want better people elected … get ’em on the friggin’ ballot. In CA each ballot is a bloody liberal freak show. We want better leadership but good leaders are rarely on the ballot here.

Somebody with a policy disagreement is making a statement “You can’t count on me to go along.”

It’s aimed at false patriotism and false piety, not the soldiers.

The left is crazy enough as it is. There’s no reason for the right to join them with bad readings of their own.

The right may want to say, No, that’s real patriotism and piety. The left doesn’t agree. That’s what the disagreement is about.

Being self-righteous about your own political position isn’t a great idea.

“May the righteous indignation of God crush out the proud and the unholy” – Erik Satie, in a performance direction

    gonzotx in reply to rhhardin. | September 8, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    I’m sorry that was not an upvote it was a down vote
    Big fingers
    Sure wish this site would fix that

    Doc-Wahala in reply to rhhardin. | September 8, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Flags torn – rhardin : “it’s a policy disagreement”. Sir, I don’t how you come that conclusion. That was a malevolent act of disrespect.

    Aimed at “false patriotism”? Somebody posts flags to honor 13 who gave their all and that action can be interpreted as “false” patriotism? If showing respect for the fallen is “false” I’d hate to see where the line is that says “this is false and this is sincere.

    By that logic, going to a National Cemetary and knocking over headstones is just another example of “policy disagreements aimed at false patriotism.

    And being disgusted, upset, outraged, stunned, mortified or any other emote showing disapproval is “self-righteousness about my political position”

    No sir, it is not.

    What it is … is a feeling of abject disappointment that can ONLY be felt by those who have served, because it tears at us in a way the 99% who never served will never feel.

    You may INTELLECTUALLY understand the cost of the sacrifice – but you can never understand it deep deep deep into your heart and soul, the way the vet feels it.

    I’m not going to say that was the most shit-filled post I’ve ever read. Not going to say shut the F up.

    Will say this – spare me your drivel.

    We don’t know who did it – or why. Maybe we should wait until the perp(s) are caught before assigning motives.

    alaskabob in reply to rhhardin. | September 8, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    The flags were replaced and those were damaged. The Dems are against the flag as it has been found the flag does instill TRUE patriotism and traditional American values… both NOT Dem feelings.

    Some guy just got several months in the slammer for burning a black lives matter flag. It wasn’t his property, the logic goes.

    But this is just “policy disagreement”.


We’re in a civil war. Are we all getting it it?

10 to 1 whoever did this is in the direct employ of the democrat party

Who would do such a terrible thing? That’s as disgraceful as it gets!

Guys, we live in a world of opportunistic expression. One where folks were eating tide pods for internet hugs and kisses not too long ago.

Please place the Flag in a location that is not open to some rando desecrating it. Sadly these folks exist and don’t give a hoot about respecting norms.