Outrageous Marine Vet Fired for Lowering the American Flag on Memorial Day
A former U.S. Marine says he was fired from his job after he lowered the American flag to half-staff on Memorial Day.
Allen Thornwell, who was terminated from his contract position with Time Warner Cable in Charlotte, said on "Fox and Friends" that his employer was upset that he lowered the flag without permission.
Thornwell told Brian Kilmeade that he doesn't regret what he did, because he just wanted to show respect to all the service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
"I just felt compelled to my very close friend, Sgt. Jeffrey Day. He had PTSD and he committed suicide," Thornwell said. "And I was just thinking about him when I lowered the flag."
Thornwell said he wasn't given a chance to explain that to his bosses before he was fired.
He added that the service that arranged the job said that Time Warner told them they were disturbed by his "passion for the flag and (his) political affiliation."
After this incident, Thornwell said he's not interested in working at Time Warner anymore, even if they offered him his job back.
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