Victor Quinonez; Salcido’s student honored

| February 12, 2018 | 30 Comments

According to the Daily Breeze, Victor Quinonez, the 17-year-old student who recorded his teacher, Gregory Salcido, on a disparaging rant about members of the military, was honored by American Legion Post 61. The presentation of a certificate of recognition was made aboard the USS Iowa;

A humble Quinonez said he appreciated the recognition. “It means the world to me because I’ve always seen these veterans as my heroes, and now that they’re telling me they see me as their hero, I feel very honored,” he said.

The teacher, Gregory Salcido, has been placed on paid leave by the school district and the incident remains under investigation. On the recording, Salcido is heard telling students in the classroom that members of the military are “the frickin’ lowest of the low.” He mocks those who go into the military as “desperate” and having “no other options.”

I wonder what Salcido thinks of military members past, future and present these days.

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  1. Steve1371 says:

    Victor Quinonez, you are on your way to becoming a next generation great American! You have shone a bright light into a dark hole .

  2. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Yeah, us dumbasses are rather fond of enterprising young men and women who find the courage to expose liars and turds. We also are fond of those who follow after us and carry the weight of service on their young shoulders.

    Nicely done young man, best of luck to you in all your future endeavors.

  3. SFC D says:

    Kudos to the parents who raised this young man as well!

  4. thebesig says:

    Originally posted by Jonn Lilyea:

    I wonder what Salcido thinks of military members past, future and present these days.

    Especially about these guys, a Mexican-American infantry unit that kicked arse and took names during World War II:

    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/u-s-armys-mexican-american-infantry-unit-little-known-heroes-italian-campaign-wwii.html

  5. Combat Historian says:

    Sadly, the usual question I would ask (again) is why that scumbag Salcido is on PAID leave; it’s just another paid vacation for the POS. Every time some govt official screws the pooch, whether fed/state/local, they get paid vacation. I know it’s because of labor contracts and what not. But still…What the fuck?

    • Mason says:

      As a former public sector union steward, it’s about due process. Your pay can’t be pulled without the process being followed.

      It’s a safeguard against petty, trumped up charges which are unfortunately all too common in government work where ass kissing and nepotism result in promotions more than hard work.

      • Graybeard says:

        Mason – are you referring to the well-known governmental-employee adage: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you blow?”

      • 2/17 Air Cav says:

        Seems to me that the equitable thing would be to pay these people and, if they are found to have committed an act or omission for which they are ultimately fired, then charge them for the days they were on paid leave. Otherwise, they are benefiting from the date of their bad act or omission and the date of their firing.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        “due process”

        Concur. By all means follow the process and then kick his ass to the curb.
        Don’t give him a technical error to which he can hang on to.

        • Grunt says:

          Nailed it!

          I can’t speak for all public sector workforces, but in my experience on the Federal side, most times an employee got reinstated was because the agency royally fucked up somewhere along the line of shitcanning said employee.

          The agency sets the rules and standards of conduct. They pretty much hold all of the cards. Since they make the rules, it’s only fair to ask them to follow them. Otherwise, why even have the rules?

      • The Other Whitey says:

        My department had a guy a few years back who went sailing right past full retard and decided to ax-murder a stripper (great PR! /sarc). He then went on the run for a week. The media made much of the fact that he was fired for not showing up to work, not for killing somebody. They didn’t bother mentioning the fact that, since this nation of ours upholds the presumption of innocence, you can’t fire someone for doing something they haven’t been convicted of in a court of law. He was guilty as hell and everybody knew it, but had he been terminated over the murder charge before he even went to trial, much less got convicted, he could and would sue the shit out of us from his cell and win. We could only legally get him on violation of department rules and policy, specifically not showing up to work. Your employer legally cannot do any kind of punitive action just because you’ve been charged.

  6. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Kudos to you, Victor Quinonez, you had the courage to record that coward excuse of a Teacher on his bully rant.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    Always good to see someone recognized for doing the right thing.

    This young man has a good attitude and stood up for himself to someone who is/was nothing but a bully. ‘Bout time.

  8. Graybeard says:

    I sincerely believe there are many more Victor Qinonezs out there than there are Gregory Salcidos.

    Victor is living up to his name.
    Salcido is hiding out in shame.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      I’m sure there are more but unwilling to put themselves in the spotlight. Peer pressure, retribution etc.
      This young man may well be an inspiration for others to come forward.
      Sometimes all it takes is for one brave soul to stand up and light the way.

  9. Atkron says:

    Two members of the Latino community of a small city. One is an angry man that thinks the world owes him, and looks down on others. The other, someone that is willing to sacrifice his own life for others.

    Strange how the angry guy is the ‘Adult’ isn’t it?

    Thanks Victor, for exposing this piece of shit for who he really is.

  10. Sparks says:

    I’m proud of you Victor Quinonez! Thank you for standing up.

  11. Perry Gaskill says:

    There are some more updates to the Gregory Salcido story:

    In addition to being honored by the local American Legion post, Victor Quinonez has also been invited to visit the White House by chief of staff John Kelly

    Hundreds showed up at an El Rancho School District meeting last week to demand that Salcido be fired.

    Salcido has been relieved of all committee assignments on the Pico Rivera city council. At least one report has said that Salcido has been “nowhere to be found,” according to Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo Camacho.

    A dog not barking is that going into hiding, and so far not issuing a public apology, could mean Salcido still stands by what he said in the classroom. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if Salcido’s own world view is to see himself as the victim in all this.

  12. jeff monroe says:

    Sad Salcido!!! What a total non big guy bully-Why didn’t he go to The American Legion and Talk that BS!?

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