Fort Carson Issues Statement Regarding Viral Soldier Selfie

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Fort Carson tells 11 News they are continuing to investigate a photo making the rounds on social media.

The photo, a closeup of a soldier with a caption stating that she's hiding so she won't have to salute the American flag, has gone viral in the last few days. It's making a lot of people very angry.

Fort Carson released the following statement Wednesday:

Fort Carson's leadership is aware of the social media post PFC Sheffey made, is looking into the situation, and reviewing potential next steps. Fort Carson leaders will continue to educate Soldiers on standards and discipline and appropriate professional conduct on social media consistent with Army Values -- both on and off duty.

The Mountain Post says they are taking the situation very seriously.

We have not been able to reach the woman in the photo to find out if she really posted it, or if perhaps she's the victim of a prank. We'll keep following up on this and will be sure to let you know what we learn.

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