Westboro Baptist Church Drags American Flag, Vietnam Vet Fights BackRichard-Pierce-Old-Young
I don’t care who you are, you’re not gonna disrespect the flag, and if I have to go to jail to defend our flag, I’m gonna do it,” Richard Pierce said.
Pierce is a Marine and Vietnam Vet. When he was at Beau Biden’s funeral to pay his respects he noticed that the Westboro Baptist Church was there to protest and dragging the American flag on the ground.
He sprang into action and tossed coffee at them out of rage. Although he was arrested, it’s safe to say he made a point.
Vietnam War veteran was charged with disorderly conduct after he threw coffee at a member of the Westboro Baptist Church who was protesting at Beau Biden’s funeral.
Richard Pierce was counter-protesting the church’s demonstration outside of Biden’s funeral when he spotted a protester from Westboro Baptist Church dragging the American flag. Pierce said this prompted him to throw his coffee at the woman.
“I don’t care who you are, you’re not gonna disrespect the flag, and if I have to go to jail to defend our flag, I’m gonna do it,” he said.