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Female airman receives nasty note after parking in reserved spot for veterans at N.C. grocery store

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Jan 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-20 10:57:10-05

WILMINGTON, N.C. – After serving her country in the Air Force in Kuwait, Mary Claire Caine  did not expect to receive a nasty note back at home.

It happened when Caine walked outside after she finished shopping at a North Carolina grocery store.

She couldn’t believe what she found plastered to the front window of her car.

The note read, “Maybe you can’t read the sign you parked in front of. This space is reserved for those who fought for America…not you.”

“For a split second, I thought, ‘Am I a worthy enough veteran to park in this spot?’ And then I got very angry at myself for even considering that,” Caine said.

Caine believes that since she is a woman and doesn’t fit the stereotype of a veteran, the note-writer assumed she’s not really in the military.

She says the writer owes her and all female service members an apology.