Wounded warrior and former Senior Airman Brian Kolfage who occasionally writes for The Blaze, noticed as he drove through Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tuscon, Arizona a rainbow striped American flag hanging in front of someone’s home.
Kolfage brought the matter to the attention of officials at the air force base informing them that the flag violated Title 4 of the U.S. Code.
To make a long story short, the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office promised to review the matter.
Kolfage was informed 72 hours later that “The installation commander carefully considered the opinions of legal professionals and the law. The display in question is not an altered U.S. flag; therefore, its display does not violate federal law. No action will be taken.”
Translation: Even though flying a rainbow striped U.S. flag “on a military base is in violation of Title 4 of the U.S. Code,” those in command have opted for political correctness over law, respect and protocol of the American flag by permitting its desecration.
The Blaze, Brian Kolfage – A Wounded Warrior
…It’s sad when someone who has gone to war and faced combat cannot display a Christian flag or even a Gadsden flag because it may be offensive. However, a flag that is in violation of the U.S. Code that mandates base regulations and policy is allowed?!
…It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice the stars are perfectly laid out per the standard proportions for the U.S. Flag design guidelines. Furthermore, the stars are the same color with the same background. Are you really saying this is ‘not and altered U.S. flag?’ You can’t be serious!
Without a doubt this is a perversion of Old Glory, and it’s flying on an Air Force base that won the 2012 Commander In Chief’s Best Installation in the Air Force….
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Courtesy of Wounded American Warrior – Brian Kolfage retired from the Air Force after being severely wounded in Iraq and is a 2014 graduate of the University of Arizona’s school of Architecture. Contact Brian at BrianKolfagejr@gmail.com or on Facebook.
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For those unfamiliar with Brian Kolfage, I direct you to an earlier post, Triple Amputee, Purple Heart Recipient’s Letter to Barack Obama – A Must Read.
H/t Washington Times.