By now you’ve all heard about the lunatic who drove his airplane into the Austin building where the IRS had its offices.
Two people died in the fiery plane crash Friday. The one you haven’t heard about was this man, Vernon Hunter:
He served two tours in Viet Nam. He spent 20 years in the United States Army. He was a father and a grandfather. He was a year away from retiring from the IRS. He went to work, Friday morning, like so many Americans do — like more than 3,000 went to work on a bright September morning in 2001. He deserves justice. Of course, like the 19 terrorists who drove stolen jumbo jets into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania almost a decade ago, the lunatic who killed Vernon Hunter won’t stand trial. Unlike those 19 terrorists, that jerk’s becoming something of a cult hero here in the US.