A right-wing military veterans group is under fire for mocking combat veterans who requested that neighbors be courteous when celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks.
The Facebook page for the OAF Nation posted an image this Wednesday showing a veteran wearing a T-shirt reading “comfortable with violence” while standing beside a sign put up by a mental health advocacy group.
The sign reads, “Combat veteran lives here: Please be courteous with your fireworks,” which is intended to inform neighbors that someone who lives close to them is suffering from PTSD.
“Well which one is it, sister?!” the posts read. “Are you ‘comfortable with violence’ or do you want people to cater to your fragility because you volunteered to be around sh*t that blows the f*ck up? Thank f*ck the Taliban and AQ don’t have roman candles and firecrackers.”
The group shared posted another picture that showing a veteran standing beside a another sign with a similar message:
“The difference between POGs (people other than grunts) and INFANTRY,” which indicated that “American Grunts” should ask neighbors to “please feel free to go f*cking nuts with (their) fireworks.”
“It will remind me of being in battle and I really miss being in battle!” the post reads.
After some negative fallout, the OAF Nation removed both posts by Thursday morning, but the Operator as f*ck account still has not yet removed its post.