The above picture is a screen cap of a video that was made over a year ago by the folks at the IVAW DC Treehouse. It shows Matthis Chiroux who babbles for nearly 10 minutes as his father, Richard Chiroux, stands beside him on Fathers’ Day 2008. I won’t link it but you can search on YouTube with Chiroux+father.
Since then, Chiroux has blamed his father for forcing him to join the military. Chiroux also accused his father of abusing him when he was young. Apparently, Chiroux, the Elder doesn’t stand beside his son. This is a comment he left (I can’t verify it’s authenticity, but he seems to know intimate details of Chiroux’s pre-Army life) at the article that I linked yesterday;
I’d heard rumors that Dr. Chiroux had volunteered to join the Army to serve in the spot his son abandoned. I guess it’s true.;
I offered some time ago to re-enlist in the the US ARMY specifically to serve in Iraq, both due to my son’s actions and my own Middle Eastern experience. That offer stands. I will serve at the front if my country asks it of me.
I learned a long time ago that you can only teach your kids right from wrong and when they reach a certain age, you have to let them make their own mistakes and suffer the consequences. Every time they fall it’s painful for parents to watch them struggle back to their feet. It never gets easier. Good luck, Dr. Chiroux.
Back to the reasons Matthis refused to deploy. Here’s a picture of him towards the end of his active duty time. Does this look like someone who hates the military?
Before you ladies start wetting yourself over the fierce combatant Matthis Chiroux, I blew the photo up and discovered that he’s firing blanks through the M240 machine gun. Notice how he cropped off the blank adapter on the muzzle. The picture is just a set up – like those John Kerry in Vietnam pictures.
Here’s the blown up photo;
A real infantryman can spot blank ammunition.
Oh, by the way, I snagged that photo from his Facebook profile so it’s not like it’s part of his life that he’s ashamed of like he lets on. It’s justmore proof that he loved the Army life, but he didn’t like actually being uncomfortable after his grueling tours of Germany and Japan.