American Flag Nearly Dies After Inhaling Fumes Of Burning Protesters John "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" Mittle September 19, 2012 OPFOR 20 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – An American Flag bought online for an Anti-U.S. protest nearly died of smoke inhalation yesterday from the fumes of burning protesters who in an attempt to light the flag on fire, instead negligently set themselves ablaze. The flag, who goes by the name of Serial Number: 01023492, claims that all he remembers was being taken out of his box by a number of apparently disgruntled Middle Eastern men, which he identified instantly by their anti-American chants and misspelled signs. “At first I thought I was at an Occupy Wall St. protest, and that things were probably going to be alright when I saw signs that read, ‘Don’t Disgrace our Profits’, but then I realized it was a group of pissed off Taliban protesters when I read another that read, ‘I’m here to kill Americans [Shoot Me].’” The scene became quite dire for Flag 01023492 when the Taliban members tried to light him on fire with a Bic lighter. Due to his Nylon composition, ignition was difficult to achieve, and out of frustration the flag was thrown to the ground. “Another flag was taken out of its box, and when they began pulling cans of stolen JP8 out of the beds of their Bongo trucks I knew he was done for. They started dousing him in fuel, which I noticed was being carelessly thrown all over the place, including themselves. Additionally one of the members forgot to put the cap on the container allowing for fuel vapor to disperse over the area. The flag was then hoisted up on a stick, and I couldn’t watch any more of the cowardly acts.” Flag 01023492 went on to claim that the Taliban began playing the knock off of a Blue Oyster Cult song titled, “Taliburnin’ for You” over the loud speakers usually designated for daily prayers. It was then that all hell broke loose when the guy with the lighter tripped over one of the command detonation wires they were intending on using later, and lit himself on fire. Of course with no knowledge of Stop, Drop, and Roll he began to run around at random. Everyone tried to get out of his way, but he ran into a fellow protestor and instantly lit his fuel-soaked man dress in the process. “Eventually the vapors lit and the can blew, and before I it knew they were all a pile of burning falafel kabobs. I immediately began having difficulty breathing because of the all the smoke from the burning remains, but soon a patrol of American troops came along and rescued me.” “He was in dire straits,” stated Combat Medic SGT Roman Polowski, “I really didn’t know if he was going to make it. I immediately began to perform interventions consisting of irrigating his stars and stripes with Saline, and drying him off with oxygen using a non-rebreather mask.” Upon arriving back in the United States he was admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for further rehabilitation. “We expect him to make a full return to duty, but aren’t pushing him too hard. As of right now he is assigned to half staff duty which has unfortunately been occurring at a much higher rate lately. It won’t be too long before Flag 01023492 will be flying proudly at full staff.” stated Dr. Shannon Ross, a distant granddaughter of Betsy Ross. Flag 01023492 is being meritoriously promoted to honor flag, and is set to return to full duty soon at the Pentagon. There are also rumors that he may even be awarded a medal for “bravery under fire and for the termination of multiple Taliban fighters.” Alan Hall says: June 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM I was fortunate enough to meet Flag 01023492. OK, I didn’t actually speak with him… but he waved at me! Jason D Sousley says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Don’t screw with Flag 01023492! Dudley Toelke says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM I think a couple of tubes of napalm would have helped the Hajjis with their attempts at ignition. Steve Mills says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM TDB has been on a roll lately. Flag 01023492, get well soon! Nicholas Hochhalter says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM A heartwarming tale Flavia Mestiza Grubbs says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Flag 01023492… u are a Hero! I hear that Purple Heart Medal proceedings are on the way…. Brian D. Lehnhardt says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Flag 01023492 needs to call Military 1 Source for some PTSD counseling! Peter Kirk says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM just imagine the frightmares this old glory will have to suffer in the coming years? Steven Russel says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM No memorial for his fallen comrade, the second flag? Flag 01023492 survived, but the other took the brunt of the JP8 and didn’t come back. We should have a moment of silence for our fallen brother… Paul Aus says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Pretty funny stuff here…. Jeff Setzer says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM this is GREAT! LOVE it! David May says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM “Taliburnin for You” is a big hit among the detainees at Bagram. They play it at the beginning of all of their man-love sessions. Daniel Barton says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM My favorite one yet…….The Duffle Blog is fucking awesome. This shit should be required reading at the Command and Staff Colleges for every branch of service. If you guys at TDB wrote a modern updated version of Rifleman Dodd…..I bet every swinging dick would read it……twice. Keep up the good work. Clay Fisher says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM This is the greatest thing I’ve ever read. A single tear rolls down my cheek. 01023492, you are truly an American hero. eagle weathervanes says: September 21, 2012 at 10:00 PM I guess that flag made from the finest materials that it can hurt anybody with motive of destroying the symbol of unity and patriotism. Bill says: September 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM As a former JAG, I am advocating that a 15-6 investigation be launched, and if the findings merit it, an Article 32 Hearing over whether the flag intentionally poisoned an “innocent bystander to a peaceful demonstration”, a flagrant violation of the Law of War, and a courts-martial offense. I trust that the Theater Commander will quickly issue a statement that the flag was a rogue flag and does not represent the true spirit of the remainder of the flags in the region. leftoftheboom says: September 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM Negative on that 15-6 bill. Flag 01023492 was performing per directive classified deep purple ultra green fuscia. I am not here. leftoftheboom says: September 19, 2012 at 8:02 PM Citation for bravery on Fire. When Flag 01023492 was cut off from support and surrounded by enemy forces and realizing that options were limited, he showed the greatest courage in the enduring spirit of the American Warrior and used his superior training to take the fire to his attackers. He used his will and force of presence recognized in locations around the world such as Iwo Jima, the Moon, and the Hallowed grounds of Arlington where colleagues watch over the eternal rest of America’s Finest, to snap the limited mental grasp of his enemies and cause them to inflict harm upon each other even as they tried to harm him. His courage is boundless and he will always fly with pride and eternal vigilance so long as brave men remember their duty and remain true to the cause of Freedom. crazy cracker says: September 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM “mmmmm……..the force is strong with this one it is…….!!!!” SGT Roman Polowski vietnamese girls he likes!!!!