U.S. Army Soldier Cassie McEuen was targeted last weekend by anti-military vandals, who thought that they could break her spirit. They vandalized the outside of her home, spray painting disgraceful things like “F*** the Military” across the front of her home.
The vandals apparently didn’t know Cassie very well and they certainly didn’t expect the response the incident received from Americans in her local community.
Cassie took the incident in stride, posting images to her Facebook page saying, “I’ve been attacked, and the vandal can’t spell. Apparently I’m a ‘soilder’ instead of a soldier”.
Americans who didn’t even know who her personally saw her post an immediately began organizing a response. Nick Arnold, with the facebook group 307 Long Range, saw her post and knew he had to do something about it. Through his actions and that of those working with him, a group of almost 100 people was gathered from all across Wyoming to remove the damage.
Another member of 307 Long Range perfectly summarized the heart warming response when he posted:
“This morning, I am more proud than ever to be an American. A female veteran of our military, awoke this morning (May 17th, 2015) to find her residence vandalized. The response from her community, the citizens of Evanston Wyoming, primarily the 307 Long Range Shooting Club, immediately responded. True Americans are not bystanders, they see another fellow human being in need and help, expecting nothing in return. The people of Evanston Wyoming have made me proud to be an American, and honored to call the people of Evanston I’ve met my friends. God bless to citizens of Evanston; God Bless America.”