Central FL veteran’s Romney yard signs, US flags torched
William Overbay, a veteran living in Central Florida, must wonder tonight what kind of country he lives in.
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. –
Police are searching for the vandals who apparently torched more than a dozen campaign signs and American flags in a Howey-in-the-Hills veteran’s yard.
William Overbay said someone ignited the flags and signs, which supported Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, that he had lined along his yard. The vandals also painted a sign on his driveway reading “Obama for life,” at his DuPont Circle home, Overbay said.
When I heard this story, I thought of Richard Stobbs, a veteran I met at a recent Mitt Romney/NRA rally. He, like Overbay, served during Vietnam. During three months of his 14 month stint in U. S. Army, he was a Combat Correspondent in 17th Public Information Detachment. A fellow writer.
You may remember that Stobbs is an inductee in the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. After reading my blog about the Sportsmen for Mitt Romney event, Dick Stobbs (he signed the letter “Dick”) was gracious enough to invite me to this year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which is being held next month at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. I was humbled, and of course accepted the invitation.