Secret Societies and Their Disregard for Soldiers
Local news that "fraternity members spent Friday restoring a roadside mural dedicated to a fallen soldier that they ruined by painting over her image with their organization’s Greek letters" — Fraternity restores defaced mural of fallen soldier. From the report:
- Livingston County Sheriff John York said he came upon two Kappa Sigma Epsilon members Friday morning as they began to restore the tribute to Army Sgt. Devin Snyder, who was killed in Afghanistan in June.
Last summer, Snyder’s friends painted an American flag superimposed with her portrait on a large rock alongside Interstate 390, close to her hometown of Cohocton in Steuben County. The words “RIP Devin Snyder” were painted on the rock’s right side.Fraternity restores defaced mural of fallen soldier.
Earlier this week, the tribute to the 20-year-old soldier had been painted over with the Greek letters for the Alfred State College fraternity.
York, a Vietnam veteran, noticed the fraternity logo during his drive to work Thursday. On Friday morning, he visited the scene and found two men who identified themselves as fraternity members.
“I was pretty angry,” he said. “You guys deface this rock with this kid’s face on there? She gave her life for her country.”
York said his anger dissipated when the students, one of them nearly in tears, seemed truly remorseful.
“For once, I’m talking to kids who are trying to do the right thing for the right reason, although they did the wrong thing for the wrong reason,” he said.
That said, at least the frat boys were open to having sense talked to them. Not so much can be said for the mass-murdering members of the secret society that sent this poor girl halfway around the world to die in vain. Now that's truly disgusting.