Saturday, November 08, 2014

Retired US Marine stands guard at Canadian War Memorial

Retired Marine Stands Guard At Canadian War Memorial Amidst Threats On His Life

Retired Marine Major R. E. G. “Fox” Sinke, Jr., a highly decorated veteran who did tours in Vietnam, has been standing guard over Canada’s National War Memorial in honor of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was killed last month by a lone wolf terrorist while guarding the memorial.

Sinke, a Canadian-American dual citizen who lives in Canada, said “the murder of the young Cpl. Cirillo was so despicable and craven that I just couldn’t find it within myself to do nothing.” He arrived at the memorial at 6:30 a.m. Friday and stood guard by himself until the Canadian honor guard and eight Canadian police officers with fully automatic weapons joined him at 9 a.m.

The senior police officer was initially concerned about Sinke guarding the monument alone.

“He says, ‘God man, you got more balls than brains don’t you?’ ” Sinke said. “So I said, ‘Well actually, sir, I was kind of hoping that one of those scum-of-the-earth radicals would show up and take me on because, to tell you the truth, I have always dreamed of being able to confront an evil-doer and run him through with this damn sword.’ So he kind of liked that, you know.”

Sinke said he received at least two phone calls on Tuesday from people who screamed at him in Arabic and then hung up.

“The only words I recognized were ‘kill you,’ because I’ve heard them before,” he said.

When Sinke told police about the phone calls, he added, “I promise you this: If they come here, they’ll die here.”

The people of two nations salute you, sir.