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Beltway jerks harass uniformed military personnel Update: Bob Owens vets the memo

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 21, 2008 09:44 AM

Update: See this follow-up from Bob Owens, who reports that the memo does not check out. Glad to hear it.

Michael Yon e-mails word of outrageous behavior by anti-war loons harassing uniformed military personnel on the D.C. Metro subway system:

Dept of Transportation Federal Transit Administration sends:

Recently, there have been local incidents in which military personnel have been verbally assaulted while commuting on the Metro. Uniformed members have been approached by individuals expressing themselves as anti-government, shouting anti-war sentiments, and using racial slurs against minorities.

In one instance, a member was followed onto the platform by an individual who continued to berate her as she exited the metro station. Thus far, these incidents have occurred in the vicinity of the Reagan National Airport and Eisenhower Ave metro stations on the yellow line, however, military members should be vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times while in mass transit.

Should you be approached by any individuals expressing anti-government/anti-war sentiments, or any other types of direct verbal assault, immediately notify your local police jurisdiction. If riding metro, exit the train at the next stop, distance yourself from the individual, and notify the Metro Transit Police Department.