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July 24, 2005

I Didn't Think It Could Get Worse

I really didn't. I never imagined hat anyone could sink lower than the arrogant politician I listed below. I didn't think that any so-called American could degrade our honored war dead and their faimlies any further.

And now I find that I am wrong. That someone could do this to the pregnant widow of a dead soldier is so incredibly infuriating.

Vandals are compounding the grief of a Tri-state soldier's family.

Not even 24-hours after Private First Class Tim Hines's wife and family said goodbye at his funeral, American flags that had adorned their Fairfield yard were piled beneath a car and burned.

Hines' sister-in-law woke up to hear her car alarm around 5:30 a.m. and saw her car on fire.

As firefighters brought the fire under control they discovered a pile of around 20 American flags underneath the car.

Neighbors say Hines' wife's family had flags line their front yard and on the porch.

Those were taken as well as flags in neighboring yards.

Hines was injured in Iraq and flown to Walter Reed Hospital in the Washington, D.C. area, but succumbed to the injuries before he could return home.

Hines' wife Katy is eight-months pregnant with their second child. She buried her husband on Friday.

Katy Hines had just moved back into her parents' home and woke up to find her sister's car consumed by flames.

Investigators believe the flags piled underneath were used to start the fire.

There are no words -- only fury.

And yet some still want to claim that their "dissent" is a higher form of patriotism than support for our troops. Yet such actions prove that it is really treason.

God bless and comfort the Hines family -- and may He righteously deal with those who committed this evil act.

(Hat Tip -- NeoBabble, Instapundit, Along The Tracks, The Anchoress, and The Violence Worker.)

UPDATE -- I've just come across this article, which adds a beautiful act of kindness to this sad story.

Hines met his wife, Katy, at Cincinnati Christian School. They had a 2-year-old daughter, Lily, and Katy expects to give birth to their second child in about two weeks.

An anonymous donor gave Cincinnati Christian $130,000 to cover tuition for Hines' children.

I do not know who you are, but God bless you for this gift. May you be richly reqarded in heaven.



» Mark in Mexico links with: Gov. Rendell, Pa., to apologise for Lt. Gov. Knoll



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