(Mineral County Sheriff's Office)

A 39-year-old Army veteran charged with assaulting a child for not removing his hat during the national anthem during a Montana county fair believed he was was simply following the orders of President Donald Trump, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

"His commander in chief is telling people that if they kneel, they should be fired, or if they burn a flag, they should be punished," Lance Jasper, the defense attorney for Army vet Curt Brockway, told the Missoulian on Wednesday. "He certainly didn't understand it was a crime."

Brockway was a specialist and served as a metal worker (44B) from November 1998 to May 2001, Army spokesman William Sharp confirmed to Task & Purpose, adding that his service verification file does not list any deployments or awards.

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Nike recently picked Colin Kaepernick as the new face of it's iconic 'Just Do It' campaign, sparking a fiery backlash among fans who disagree with the national anthem protests he sparked back in 2016.

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All professional football players must stand for the national anthem ahead of National Football League games to "show respect" for the American flag, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON — The National Football League rejected an advertisement for its official Super Bowl LII programs that urged players and people who attend the game to stand during the National Anthem, according to American Veterans, the organization that submitted the ad.

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Activision's first-person-shooter franchise returned to its roots Nov. 3 with the newest title in its marquee series, Call of Duty: WWII. And as happened with the launch of the first dozen or so COD installments since 2003, this first-person shooter will have a real impact on the U.S. military: In barracks and rec rooms on bases across the globe, internet speeds will grind to a (slower) crawl as squad after squad of junior troops log onto crummy wifi, locked and loaded with M1 Garands and Thompsons, to hit the beaches of Normandy in high def.

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We don’t get much Mail up here at COP Freedom, which is what I call my CHU here at Bagram, because we don’t get much Islamofascism here, either. So it wasn’t till after the DFAC ceremony for my meritorious promotion to 2cond Lieutenant, The Seal Team’s (honorary), that I was shocked to learn from the TV that football players are refusing to stand for the National Anthem on Sunday, GOD’S day, before they do their jobs for this country. (The promotion had to be Honorary, because I am MARSOC all the way through, and also because The Seal Team’s don’t need me making them look bad any more.)

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