Report: Couple Pulled Out Flags At WWII Veteran Cemetery And Urinated On Them

A man stopped and took pictures when he saw a man and woman desecrating American flags at a World War II cemetery.

Somerville, MA Police are looking for a man who was allegedly seen urinating on American flags in a World War II cemetery on Monday.

George Gatteny was outraged when he witnessed a man and woman removing the flags from around a statue in the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery, he wrote in a Facebook post.

Gatteny described in great detail how he got out of the car and yelled at the two 20-somethings who were desecrating American flags in a military cemetery.

I looked over to my right and saw young people (early to mid 20's) go into the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery. As they approached the statue, I saw them grab the 3 or 4 mini flags that were placed in from of the statue. The guy took the flags and tossed them behind the statue, Gatteny posted.

What I saw him do next pushed me to a point where I said to myself "ENOUGH". The guy started urinating on the flags, the outraged man continued.

I quickly pulled over, got out of my car and headed over to them. The girl was standing by the gate (she must have been the look out). I started yelling at them to stop, asking him as I approached 'what the hell he was doing'. He stopped urinating, pulled up his pants and started walking out of the memorial. Both of them walked up Broadway laughing, Gatteny said.

I walked behind them for awhile telling everyone I pass what they did. I went back to the memorial to see what damage was done (see photo). An older gentleman came over and thanked me for taking a stand. He told me he has 2 friends buried there, he said.

Still outraged, I felt I needed to do more. So I got back in my car and drove up Broadway (toward Tele Sq) to see if I could find them. I wanted photos of them. I saw them walking up Broadway. I pull over across the street and waited for them to catch up. They were across the street and I snapped a few photos from my car (see attached photos). What possible reason could they have for desecrating a WW2 Memorial?? There are consequences for our actions. They probably thought no would do anything. They were WRONG! Gatteny wrote on his Facebook page.

He added an update to the post that said he had met with an officer from the Somerville Police Department, and urged angry readers of his story not to take matters into their own hands.

[The police] are all over this, Gatteny added to the post which had more than 18,000 comments and 42,000 shares.

Somerville Police Deputy Chief James Stanford told the Boston Globe that his detectives were working to identify the individuals.

We are aware of the Facebook posting and have opened an investigation into the matter, Chief Stanford wrote in an email to the Boston Globe. This is an active and ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Police have asked for the publics help in identifying the individuals in the pictures Gatteny took.

Comments (31)
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joangabe
joangabe

Hope your parents are proud of you pieces of shit. How dare you I hope the souls of these brave men and women haunt you at night, when you close your eyes to sleep. Shame of you both.

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

Don't worry - I would let the police know where they were being treated for their injuries. . .

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

PIGS

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Considering the obvious lack of any discernible upper body strength, this loser looks like he likes to dress in skinny black pants, put a mask on and march on Berkeley shouting stupid slogans calling for new communism, whatever that is.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

The proud winners of the Most Punchable Faces in America Award.

Heezels
Heezels

Thats just... absolutely disappointing. Very despicable action.

Hi_estCommDenomn
Hi_estCommDenomn

When President Trump refers to Make America Great Again, he also means a time when people took pride in being an American, by far the best country that has ever existed, now we have little fucknuts like these running around. They should get drafted into the Army and sent to Afghanistan immediately.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Why does LowEST IQ keep giving himself a "like" on his own comments ??

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

It wouldn't have been hard to locate them if I had been there. You could have found them at the nearest Emergency Room!--USN. Veteran. 1970-74.

cspcapt
cspcapt

More liberal hated against our country,

Ziggen
Ziggen

I hope local resident identified the fools and dealt with them......

US.Marshal
US.Marshal

This is outrageous. I live two towns away from Somerville. I did not think anything like this would ever happen.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Sick people..are everywhere! Let us "desecrate" them..as they are able to be found by pictures...I do pray they will be identified by an American who can speak out! Sick! Veterans, I applaud you and your efforts for all of us, no matter how unappreciated they may seem by some.

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Many of today's young people are mentally sick with no heart.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Nowhere to run , nowhere to hide Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide It's not hate, I'm a running from It's the heartbreak you know will come 'Cause I know you're no good for me, but you've become a part of me Ev'rywhere I go, your face I see, ev'ry step I take, you take with me yeah

....Nowhere to run, no where to hide.........

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Liberal slime buckets!!! I bet your parents are really proud!! If you hate America so much, please leave and never ever come back you POS!!

Skidoo
Skidoo

This is worse than when I returned from Vietnam. No one dared piss on our dead back then. Is this the type of change the left is talking about?

redhead55
redhead55

This is the degenerate ignorant generation we have now...spoiled, dumb, entitled, uneducated, offended and really disrespectful, careless, and not compassionate towards people, concerning themselves only and could not give a rats a** about anyone else. Clearly no understanding of what this country stood for. Go live in Iran or Somalia. We see how far they get with their free speech rights in another country. They won't get far with this behavior there.

marissas
marissas

If these were my kids I would beat them to death before the police could arrest them.

RPG156
RPG156

I hope that his mother sees this story... but something tells me that she already knows he is a piece of shit...

61mouse
61mouse

This should be o national news, seeing they want attention

joemob77
joemob77

If ever someone was deserving of a curb-stomp, its those two!

nenasmiller
nenasmiller

All of these entities little asshole should HAVE to live in some third world country. They wouldnt make it there and they sure as hell wouldnt make it in any prison in the country.

bluelive
bluelive

Slimy idiots, feel bad for their parents

Bryskee
Bryskee

Be a shame if someone located them, beat them down, and pissed on them. Be a real shame.

SomeoneFromEurope
SomeoneFromEurope

Get them and execute them in public as in good old days in Wild West. And go after their parents and all their advocats who would dare to speak for them.