Retired Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, the former head of the Rhode Island National Guard, gave 8-year-old David Morales a medal called a challenge coin during an appearance on WPRO-AM’s John DePetro show.
Centracchio said the second-grader should be thanked for recognizing veterans and soldiers.
“You did nothing wrong, and you did an outstanding job,” he said. “We can only hope that kids of your caliber will continue to defend this country.”
Centracchio also gave David a certificate that allows him to call himself a brigadier general.
Full Story – HERE
Nice! Glad to see someone stepped up to the plate and thanked this kid.
Too bad David will probably be expelled from school now though because he now officially holds a high ranking position in the military according to the certificate he was given. I wonder if the O-7 pay comes with it? That would buy a lot of toys.
Original post on the school’s ban of his hat – HERE
Hat Tip: PP
Providence, RI – Christan Morales said her son David just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.
But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district’s zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns.
Full Story – HERE
Stories like this just give me a headache. I can’t believe the collective amount of time this incident seems to have already wasted for everyone involved.
Why do some people feel it is alright to make kids feel like crap over something so trivial. Poor guy.
El Mirage, AZ - Police arrested a man on suspicion of endangerment when the gun he was carrying fired, launching a bullet into a store’s ceiling early Thursday morning, officials said.
At one point, a clerk working the electronics section told police that Walter took the gun out of its holster and then removed and replaced the gun’s magazine. The woman feared she was about to be robbed and notified the store manager.
Full Story – HERE
Damn I hate when guns decide to shoot by themselves when you’re handling them.
Who the hell handles their gun in public for no reason, and expects it not to cause alarm?
Video of the incident – HERE
Why does he try to force his way into the locked video game case, and then go behind the employee counter? Pretty shady…
Doesn’t look like an accident to me, I don’t foresee the judge taking any pity on him.
A Johnson City, TN woman couldn’t get her gun to shoot, so she handed it off to a man to cock it for her and then proceeded to fire the weapon several times near multiple victims this weekend, according to a police report.
No injuries were reported in the incident that happened around 9:25 p.m Saturday near 304 Royal Circle. According to a Johnson City Police Department report on the shooting, a woman near this location was in an argument with an unnamed person regarding the recent break-in of her vehicle.
According to the JCPD report, the victims all lived near each other on Royal Circle. Their names and ages are listed below:
Lissie C. Thomas, 31; Nathaniel J. Salter, 31; Paulinene M. Garcia, 25; Dee A. Garcia, 45; Daniel M. Hardy, 22; and Rafael Castillo Castillo-Hernandez, 15.
Full Article – HERE
I wouldn’t call those 6 people “victims” since no damage was actually done.
I wonder what these two will be charged with? Attempted murder for her? What for him, Some sort of accessory charge?
He’s going to be regretting that one for a while, considering all he apparently did was cock the gun.