Female veteran finds harassing note on her car
Women make up only 19% of the United States Air Force and represent roughly 15% of all the armed forces. With such a small female fraction in the military, you probably don't picture Mary Claire Caine when you think of a Veteran.
Yet, she is. Caine served her country in the Air Force in Kuwait. This week the North Carolina veteran received a nasty note on the hood of her car while she was grocery shopping because she parked in a spot reserved for vets.
The note reads: "Maybe [you] can't read the sign you parked in front of. This space is reserved for those who fought for America ... not you. Thanks, Wounded Vet."
After reading the note Caine was shocked. "For a split second I thought, 'Am I a worthy enough veteran to park in this spot?' And, then I got very angry at myself for even considering that," she said.
Caine looked for the writer but couldn't find them. Why did the note writer assume Caine couldn't be a vet? She says, it's simply because she's a woman and she's not happy about it.
"I want them to know they owe me and every other female service member who's fighting now and who's fought in the past, an apology for jumping to conclusions," she told WECT news.
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