Friday, October 5, 2007

Patriot commits suicide in front of City Council

This is actually a story about Patriotism. Read down to the bottom.
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Ward_2 A barber asked the city council in Clarksville, Tenn., to rezone his property from residential to commercial. When they refused, Ronald "Bo" Ward stood up and walked toward the dais.

"A gunshot punctuated his sentence, and Ward fell at the feet of those sitting in the first row. He appeared to have pulled the trigger with the gun in his mouth," The Leaf-Chronicle, a fellow Gannett newspaper, reports. "Many in the room began screaming — audience and council members alike — but few moved as Ward’s wife Mildred threw herself on her husband."

The Associated Press says Ward received a note in 2004 from Gen. David Petraeus, the commander in Iraq, that thanked the barber for "giving haircuts to children of our families" based at Fort Campbell. Here's a story about his patriotism.

(File photo taken in 2003 by Greg Williamson, The Leaf-Chronicle.)

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