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Posted: 8/3/2009 12:14:56 PM EST
Watch your blood pressure while reading this.


U.S. flags for deployed Marine stolen
By Pat Reavy

Deseret News

Published: Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 2:41 p.m. MDT

SOUTH JORDAN — For some residents of this quiet neighborhood, it's a crime that makes them sick to their stomachs.

Jordan Bauer left Sunday for his second tour of duty with the U.S. Marines. The first was in Iraq, this one is to Afghanistan. To mark the occasion, Sue Goodrich, who along with her husband lined the street leading to the Bauer's house in a quiet cul-de-sac, near 9700 South and 3300 West, with American flags on Saturday afternoon.

Sometime between midnight Saturday and early Sunday morning, someone cut 14 flags off the poles they were hanging on and took them.

"It just kind of put a pit in his stomach," neighbor Becky Eggers said of her husband's reaction when he discovered what had happened. "It's an unsettling feeling."

For six years, Goodrich, the area's Cub Scout pack organizer, has been placing U.S. flags at the edge of driveways for all major holidays, and recently began doing it for U.S. servicemen and woman leaving or returning from duty.

The flags for Bauer were set up about 3 p.m. Saturday. The Goodrich family, who was out that evening, saw them all flying when they returned home about 10 p.m.

The Bauers, she said, had company until about midnight and saw the flags still flying after they left.

Early Sunday morning, however, about half of them were gone.

"We were just shocked," she said. "You would never think anyone would do anything like that."

Goodrich said she had never had trouble in the past with someone vandalizing or taking the flags. She even half-expected to open her door Monday morning and find the flags dropped off on her door step.

Signs of patriotism were still obvious at the Bauer home Monday where a small flag hung from the front door and two in the front yard.

"I thought they'd just dump them somewhere," she said. "It's extremely disappointing. You should be able to put a flag in your front yard without anyone bothering it."

The neighborhood received some good news Monday when a man, whose brother was a war veteran, purchased 12 American flags and planned on donating them to Goodrich.

"It goes to show that for every mean thing out there, there are nice people that make up the difference," she said. "There's a lot of good people."

Anyone with information on the stolen flags can call police at 801-840-4000.

Link Posted: 8/3/2009 12:16:58 PM EST
Are there any college professors living in the area?
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 12:16:59 PM EST
how classy

I hate people.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 12:18:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
Are there any college professors living in the area?

Doubt it. South Jordan is a pretty Republican area.

But the liberal-infested University of Utah is just 15 miles away....
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 1:12:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/3/2009 1:13:15 PM EST by mjguillory]
some kid probably took them to wallpaper his bedroom

Link Posted: 8/3/2009 1:17:08 PM EST
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