According to her facebook page, Cali Hemler decided to celebrate July 4th by setting an American flag on fire that probably didn’t belong to her.
“Happy 4th y’all. Steal and burn a local flag on this national sh*tshow holiday” – Cali Hemler
Cali uploaded this picture July 4th 2015. Due to apparent backlash (fast), Cali has already attempted to remove the photo from social media. At first she just removed the photo and left her profile up and was responding to comments against her publicly, but as of 10am 7/7/2015 her facebook profile has been completely removed. Her last known public post was to a comment about her employment to which she responded:
“I do not work at Hot Topic” – Cali Hemler
It has been claimed by several that Cali Hemler’s grandfather is John Vaughn Hemler Jr. (Colonel, ret.). If this is true her grandfather lead a special forces unit in the Vietnam war and also worked in the nuclear program for the military in the 60’s. He Passed away on September 25, 2010.
John received an appointment to the United States Military Academy from New Mexico Congresswoman Georgia Lusk, and entered the Academy at West Point on July 1, 1947. In June 1951, he was graduated as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery and was married to Marjorie June Ericksen at West Point. For the next 28 years, John served in various positions and locations in the United States, Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. In 1958, the U.S. Army sent him to graduate school at the University of Arizona, where he graduated in 1960 with a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering/ Nuclear Physics. For much of the rest of his career, he was engaged in nuclear activities, ranging from atmospheric nuclear device testing in Nevada (1962), planning and conducting underground nuclear tests (1965-1968), commanding a nuclear-capable artillery battalion in Germany (1968-1970), chairing a US Interdepartmental Delegation to a NATO group studying the effects of new technology on nuclear warfare, to his final assignment with the Defense Nuclear Agency, Kirtland AFB, where he was involved in the planning for, and implementation of, the cleanup of nuclear contamination caused by 1950s nuclear testing at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, Western Pacific (1976-1979). In Vietnam, he commanded a multi-national (Australia; New Zealand, Korea, U.S.) Special Forces Group which trained Vietnamese and Cambodian military units in all combat regions of South Vietnam. In January, 1979, John retired from active duty, in the rank of Colonel, at Kirtland AFB. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (3 OLC), Bronze Star (1 OLC), Army Meritorious Service (1 OLC), Vietnamese Distinguished Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and Parachute Badge (U.S., Vietnamese and Cambodian). – From Legacy.com
Cali just disrespected every single man and woman who died for that flag to protect the freedoms that she has today, including her grandfather (if that is indeed him). If it wasn’t for their sacrifice, Cali wouldn’t have the freedoms that she enjoys today. Cali is very big on same sex rights, some of the countries US soldiers have fought against are not. There are still countries in 2015 where it brings the death penalty. The USA is not among that list largely because we have the greatest military in the world that protects our great nation against extremism that would murder someone based on religion or sexual preference.