Soldier’s posts about avoiding flag salute cause social media firestorm

Posted at 10:58 PM, Feb 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-26 06:32:57-05

A soldier’s selfie on Instagram set off a social media firestorm that has caused some to call for her removal from service.

According to The Army Times, 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 image was shared via social media and then it was sent to Army Times.

She is part of the 59th Quartermaster Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Carson in Colorado the site says.

A spokesperson says that the chain of command is looking into the situation.

She posted a video on Instagram thanking those who stood up for her but saying that she was not a disrespectful soldier.

Click here to read more about this incident on the Army Times.


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