The habit of thanking military veterans for their service to their country has spread among patriots in recent years, partly in reaction to an administration whose posture toward our men and women in uniform has been anything but charitable.
Nevertheless, when Matt Zeller, an Afghan War veteran, returned to his car this past weekend and found a note on the windshield, he naturally assumed it was a thank you note. As a recipient of the Combat Action Badge, Purple Heart, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, his assumptions were justified. So imagine his shock and surprise when he the message, which he reproduced in a tweet:
— Matt Zeller (@mattczeller) April 27, 2015
What makes the note especially inappropriate is that Zeller is the founder of No One Left Behind, an organization that brings foreign translators for the U.S. military to America following their service and provides housing, furniture, and employment assistance.
In addition to tweeting his disbelief, Zeller also told the Havok Journal:
I wanted to confront the person. What coward threatens a toddler? I have a car seat in my car. Disagree with the war? Fine. Disagree with my service? Fine. Both are one’s right. Threaten my kid? Line crossed.
The Blaze shares a video with more on No One Left Behind: