Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Flag Folding Speech Enraged Authorities

Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez, Jr. was known for more than the medals he so humbly wore. Our soldiers cannot say the word God and our FBI, CIA and police cannot say the words Islamic Terrorism, or as we've heard today, ISIS, even when quoting from a jihadi's own words.

Authorities removed actual quotations from official documents in the aftermath of Omar Matten's attack in Orlando and released the sham to the public.

During his 33 years of service, Rodriguez sacrificed greatly for our nation – including losing his business as a result of being called to active duty from the Reserve. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) spoke of Mr. Rodriguez’s story from the Senate floor as an example of how our veterans pay a high price to serve our nation.

For many years, Rodriguez regularly performed a patriotic flag-folding speech at retirement ceremonies, and civic and patriotic events. Master Sergeant Charles “Chuck” Roberson is a USAF veteran who retired on April 3, 2016 at Travis Air Force Base. A month before his retirement, Roberson saw Rodriguez perform the flag-folding speech at a friend’s retirement ceremony.

Moved by the speech, Roberson personally asked Rodriguez to give the same speech at his own retirement ceremony. Rodriguez readily agreed.

Rodriiguez's own command came to the retirement ceremony, assaulted him and removed him from the ceremony for daring to mention God in his speech.

“I have given more than three decades of service to the military and made many sacrifices for my country,” said Rodriguez.

“To have the Air Force assault me and drag me out of a retirement ceremony simply because my speech included the word ‘God’ is something I never expected from our military.”- Master Sergeant Rodriguez, Jr.

Flag Folding Speech Enraged Authorities for Mention of God

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