Feltwell, UK; Gerald
"Jerry" Rice, Leo A. Whiticar, Charles O.
Jahnke, Donald R. Smith, and James B. McElvain
Tom Koller, Norman "Larry" Wells, Linnie J.
Cade, Oscar Dillingham, Murphy Rigney. and Paul Foster
an Anti-Drone rally a megaphone was shoved in the vets face, then they
cried foul when he shoved back.
Veteran:"None of you have got the vaguest idea what you are advocating."
Sheehan:"No matter how much violence they bring to us, we're going to
bring peace to them."
Watch Video to the right Retired
Combat Controller, Msgt Phil Ward is
assaulted by a radical womans group.
Phil is pictured below.
Flare At Anti-War Rally At Travis AFB
unidentified military veteran was involved in a tense confrontation
with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and the group Code Pink at a rally
at Travis Air Force Base on Saturday, November 28, 2009.
Anti-war group Code
Pink demonstrated at the military base Saturday
morning in the first of six planned protests against unmanned military
drones currently in use in overseas war zones.
well-known anti-war activist whose son was killed while
serving in Iraq in 2004, was leading the demonstration with a megaphone
when a man dressed in a formal military uniform stepped up to her and
Videotape of the
incident shows that Sheehan yelled "Get out of my
face" through the megaphone at the man, who slapped the device away.
Other protesters immediately joined Sheehan and traded insults with the
man, and a shoving match broke out.
Military police quickly
pulled the two sides apart.
The military veteran told
reporters that he was upset with the anti-war
protesters' effect on troop morale. "They ruin the troops. They get to
the troops. They did the same thing in Vietnam," he said.
The man declined to give
his name to reporters. "I don't want to be a
personality over this, that's not my intention," he said.
Sheehan told reporters
that she was disappointed her protest against
what she called "morally reprehensible" military drones was interrupted
by the man.
"We are here
non-violently, and he came up and shoved the megaphone
into my face," she said. "I'm never going to stop, no matter how we're
Sheehan said she would be
speaking to an attorney about legal action
against the man.
Code Pink protester Xan
Joy, who physically confronted the man during
the incident, called the man a "bully" and said his behavior was meant
to intimidate the protesters.
"He should be so happy
and grateful that there are people in this
country that are trying to protect him and his children and everybody's
children from war," Joy said.
The events of the day did
not end when the protesters packed up and
left. When part of Code Pink's caravan paused in the middle of the
road, Sheehan was given a ticket for impeding traffic.
"I got assaulted by this old
man and I'm the one given a ticket. So,
yeah, it's bulls****," Sheehan said. Several members of Code
Pink said they wanted charges filed against the
man in uniform, but no arrests were made.
Gerald "Jerry" Rice, Lou Boone, Charles O.
Shepard, Leo A. Whiticar, Gilbert "Gil" Bigelow, Arlon Jahnke, Linnie
Gary Downing, Oscar Dillingham, Phillip E. Ward, and Lou
From Norman "Larry"
Wells; When I saw the article about CCT & Cindy
wasn't sure if it was the same Sgt. Ward that I knew until I read the
part about the Beret being stepped on and his reaction to it. Then I
was positive. We were in a bar having a few beers (what a surprise)
after coming off the drop zone one night and some obnoxious SOB was
making fun of the "funny hats." As you well know, we worked hard for
those and were damn proud to wear them and couldn't let something like
that go un-challenged so a little scuffle ensued in which Phil kicked
the (you know what) out of him, dragged him out the door, came back in
and tossed his beret in the middle of the bar floor and threatened to
do the same thing to anyone else who walked within 10' of it.
Boone, Arlon Jahnke, Phil Ward, Lou Cortese, Jerry Rice, Oscar
Dillingham, ? Sanders, Linnie Cade, and Gil Bigelow
Dark Hayes, Norm Erikson, Tom Naragon, Mike Leonard, Steve Horvath,
Castro, Bob Farmer, Billie Slayton, and Loren A. Thurman
Missing photograph of Mike Steinbeck