(Fort Carson, CO) A soldier who hid in a car in order to avoid saluting the flag and then bragged about it on social media is under fire.
The Army Times reports Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey hid in her car to avoid saluting the flag and then posted about it on the social media site.
“This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don’t have to salute the 1700 flag, KEEP ALL YOUR ‘THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.’ COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, IDGAFFFF.”
The photo was shared via social media and then it was sent to Army Times.
One commenter said, “Any soldier who refuses to salute the flag is in the military for the wrong reason, and should be removed by dishonorable discharge with loss of all benefits,” one Facebook commenter said. “If they won’t salute it, they damn sure won’t fight for it.”
Sheffey is part of the 59th Quartermaster Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Carson in Colorado the site says.
When asked, a spokesperson said the chain of command is looking into the situation.
After the picture was shared, Sheffey posted an Instagram video thanking those who stood up for her but saying that she was not a disrespectful soldier.