Obama Fan Charged with Tearing a Banner Honoring Killed Military Personnel
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. A Bridgeville woman is facing criminal charges after she was allegedly seen in Rehoboth Beach tearing a banner honoring military personnel from Delaware killed in Iraq and Vietnam.
According to court records, 21-year-old Mytia Dorman is charged with criminal mischief and criminal impersonation.
Court records said Rehoboth Beach police received a call that a woman in a red Obama T-shirt was trying to climb a pole near the Rehoboth bandstand that holds two of the Hometown Heroes banners about 12:45 a.m. Monday. When an officer arrived, Dorman allegedly said the date that a Marine corporal was killed was incorrect on the banner, so she was tearing it down.
Court records also allege Dorman gave a false name to the officer.
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#1 Sep 4, 2008
Had some minor surgury yesterday so took two days off. Went to a local mall at around 11am today and here are the observations: There were few Euroamericans at the mall, most were ebommaites in groups of three to eight with bling, purplke tats, cell phones, and cash to spend when it is obvious they are not working. At one of those chessy kiosk in the middle of the isle was a group of five big butt beauties. I took a look at what the deal was, and it was eye lash decorations for twenty bucks. That is right, sparkle, beads and glitter glued on your eye brows and eye lashes. The big butt beauty already had her five gold braclets, ear rings that dragged the floor and a butt that went isle to isle was not getting eye blinged. In fact, 5 coasts of gloss white would not make her anything else then eye polution but as you are not working, might as well spend you time here. I was going to aks if the kiosk took food stamps but that would have been racest LOL's x 10..............
#2 Sep 4, 2008
Someone please tell my brother it is September 4th and I still haven't seen my less than a dollar this month. True there are no stores to shop around here, but the money does keep you warm at night if you burn it.
#3 Sep 4, 2008
I am writing in reponse to the attack on the Hometown Hero Banner in Rehoboth. I am the mother of Chad Clifton and it was his banner that was damaged.
The woman that perpetrated it claimed that the date of death was inaccurate. It was not. These banners were created with the input and knowledge of the families and we checked Chad's information prior to the banner being made. She also claimed to have served with Chad. As far as we have been able to ascertain, this is not true. As Chad was 19 at the time of his death, the woman would have been very young to be in war zone and there were no women in his combat unit.
As for the description of her as wearing "a red Obama t-shirt," I'm sure it was very helpful in police identification, but I caution against turning it into a political statement.
Perhaps the most difficult part of this for the family has been the utterly ignorant and biased opinions posted online as comments to the news story. To use this incident as proof of one political stance over another is ludicrous and indicative of perhaps the most damaging and immdiate problem facing our country today, the apathy of the American people. Instead of an educated and thoughtful consideration of the realities we are faced with and a concerted effort to strengthen ourselves as a society, I see an inability, or pehaps simply unwillingness, to move beyond predjudices and ingrained personal issues.
Chad was in Iraq for the voting in January of 2005. While turnout in the city of Ramadi was small, the overall turnout of the countries citizens was not. More people, percentage wise, voted under threat of death than America manages to turn out on a sunny day. But even voter participation is not the entire answer. As long as people still go to the polls filled with hatred, ignorance and personal agendas we will never achieve the best result for our country. In the words of G.B. Shaw, "Democracy is a device that insures we will be governed no better that we deserve."
The men and women featured on the Hometown Heroes Banners were individuals, with individual opinions and experiences. They stood up and served at various times in our history and the conflicts they fought in occured for various reasons. It was act the of standing up, not the fighting they faced, that was the protection of your freedom. You have the freedom to serve your country well by applying your mind to understanding such issues as foreign policy and economics. Or you can serve it poorly by slinging mud and calling names and never moving beyond your own ignorance. To anyone who would use our Fallen to political advantage, I say this: You do not dishonor them, they are beyond your reach. You dishonor yourself and prove yourself unworthy of such a sacrifice. You may be a Republican or a Democrat, but you are a sorry excuse for an American. Semper Fi,
#4 Sep 4, 2008
Obama and his supporters hate the military but love their freedom.
I'm not surprised that an Obama supporter did this considering Obama did not visit the wounded soldiers while he was on his "ON THE JOB" training world tour.
Go TO hell, obama, and take your American hating fascist pinkos with you!
#5 Sep 4, 2008
Thank you and your family for your son's service and sacrifice. Please trust that there are grateful Americans who have never met your son, do not know you, but keep your son, the men and women who fought with him, and the families they left at home in our daily thoughts and prayers.
#6 Sep 5, 2008
I'm sorry for our loss.
I'm also sorry that after all our military men and women do for us, that we still have people like this, whom should not even live here.
Semper Fi, Mom.
“Bye Bye Baby Bush”
Since: Jul 08
#7 Sep 6, 2008
Maybe it was just a youth doing a dumb prank and it has no political meaning.
#8 Sep 19, 2008
Having two brothers in the military, one in the Army, the other a Marine, I see first hand what they sacrifice to ensure our freedom. My brother who is in the Army is currently serving his third tour, in Iraq, with a duration of 15 months. He is away from his two children who are 3 1/2 and 5 years old. Instead of tucking them in at night or reading them a bed time story, or seeing his son going off to his first day of school, he gets a few minutes here and there on the phone, hoping they remember him when he gets home. Maybe this young woman, who doesn't seem to appreciate or respect our fallen heroes, who put their lives on the line so that she may live hers, should be sent to Iraq or any of the other countries, where she doesn't have rights or doesn't have respect because she is a woman. Give her a look at what her life would be like if our men and woman didn't stand up, fight, and sometimes die, for her.
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