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(Video) US Soldier Brags After Refusing To Salute The Flag

March 01, 2014

Another US soldier is in hot water this week for a post she made on social media.  Pfs. Tariqka Sheffey tweeted a selfie sitting in her car bragging about getting in her car to avoid saluting the flag.  The tweet was sent to the Army Times, and it has since sparked outrage among many military and military family groups.  Many have called on her to be dishonorably discharged.


A U.S. Army soldier is in hot water for snapping a selfie and boasting about hiding in her car to avoid saluting the flag.

Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey is catching serious heat for uploading the image, where she appears in full uniform, to Instagram.

“This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don’t have to salute the 1700 flag,” she captioned the picture.

“KEEP ALL YOUR ‘THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.’ COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, IDGAFFFF,” she added, under her handle sheffeynation.

The picture, and its caption, went viral and Sheffey — a member of the 59th Quartermaster Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Carson, Colo. — is now facing calls for her removal.

Other critics are demanding she be fired from her post, the Army Times reported.

“Any soldier who refuses to salute the flag is in the military for the wrong reason, and should be removed by dishonorable discharge with loss of all benefits,” one Facebook user said.

“If they won’t salute it, they damn sure won’t fight for it,” he added.