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Air Force Flies United States Flag In Honor Of Ben Shapiro

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Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro was recently honored by the United States Air Force with a flag flown on an A-10 “warthog” aircraft.

The service member who organized the event wrote to Shapiro that they chose to fly the flag on that particular aircraft because it was symbolically appropriate: “You provide top cover. Providing us with insight and knowledge to gain an understanding/perspective that we have not yet considered.”

“Given the immense time and energy you provide to truth, reason, virtue, and enlightenment, I coordinated a flag to be flown in your honor,” the service member wrote in an emailed letter to Shapiro. “At first I was going to fly the flag on a U-2, signifying the over watch and strategic cover you provide everyone who is interested in preserving God’s natural laws and human decency. But there was a change of mind. You are also a scrapper. You are in the daily fight taking on current situations. There is another aircraft that is a scrapper. The famous and infamous A-10, known as the ‘warthog.'”

The letter goes on to thank Shapiro for keeping the focus where it should be, on “virtue”:

“I deeply appreciate all of your and your team’s efforts in a battle against what can only be described as sin, the turning away from God. Think we have many thoughts on politics and ideas regarding many different policies but the focus needs to be on virtue.”

The flag was flown on June 10th of this year thanks to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, also known as the “Bulldogs.”

Below is the full text of the service members’s letter to Shapiro:

Given the immense time and energy you provide to truth, reason, virtue, and enlightenment, I coordinated a flag to be flown in your honor. At first I was going to fly the flag on a U-2, signifying the over watch and strategic cover you provide everyone who is interested in preserving God’s natural laws and human decency. But there was a change of mind. You are also a scrapper. You are in the daily fight taking on current situations.

There is another aircraft that is a scrapper. The famous and infamous A-10, known as the “warthog.” If you don’t know anything about the warthog, please just take a few minutes on a web browser to look up a few facts. You won’t be disappointed. The A-10 has 10 hard mounting points for missiles or bombs. And fires a 30mm round out of a 7 barrel auto rotating machine gun. It’s primary mission was designed to eliminate enemy tank threats and did and does so with swift and punishing effectiveness. With it’s incredible accuracy from air to ground capability, it’s the platform of choice for ground cover and supporting troops in close contact.

This is exactly what you do for us. You provide top cover. Providing us with insight and knowledge to gain an understanding and perspective that we have not yet considered. I deeply appreciate all of your and your team’s efforts in a battle against what can only be described as sin, the turning away from God. Think we have many thoughts on politics and ideas regarding many different policies but the focus needs to be on virtue.

Wanted to send over to you a token of my deep appreciation for what you do. God bless.

Below is a photograph with Shapiro after he received the flag.

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Ben with flag

Source

http://dailywire.com/news/21994/air-force-flies-united-states-flag-honor-ben-jacob-airey

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