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Re: Iraq Veteran's SpongeBob Gravestone Removed

that's something that the cemetery curator should have addressed when the family bought the plot...

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Re: Iraq Veteran's SpongeBob Gravestone Removed

fuckin bullshit!! talk about lack of respect for the wishes of the dead....inconsiderate assholes.

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Re: Iraq Veteran's SpongeBob Gravestone Removed

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Meh.....it sad for the family but that's not the place for spongebob :/ pretty innapropriate
why? if it was something she liked in life, why is it suddenly inappropriate in death? it doesnt hurt anybody, it's not offensive to people... it's a cartoon character..... it's not derogatory, doesnt demean people

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**Update** Sister's Matching Tombstone Has to be Removed, Too

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=9296337#

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There is an identical tombstone for the vet's sister, who is a marine.

The cemetary is paying for the new headstones

They approved the design prior to the installation!

They need a lawyer and should get the cemetary to pay for a mausoleum with an ever bigger Spongebob

The parents have to deal with grief and now this!

People put videos and pictures in tombstones now.

The cemetary needs to change with the times!

The family should start an online Petititon!

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Re: Iraq Veteran's SpongeBob Gravestone Removed

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There is a guy who had a carving of his wife's vagina put on her tombstone.

She's on here somewhere.
NO WAY?! Is there a photo?

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Old 10-23-2013, 01:31 AM
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NO WAY?! Is there a photo?
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And video. Here ya go!
*Video Added* Man Has Dead Wife's Vagina Carved on Tombstone

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**Iraq Vet's Gamily Still Wants SpongeBob Gravestone**

October 22, 2013

By Amanda Lee Myers of Associated Press

The family of a slain Iraqi war veteran says they want her SpongeBob SquarePants headstone returned to her grave but they're also considering other options.

CINCINNATI — The family of a slain Iraqi war veteran wants her towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone returned to her final resting place while the cemetery officials that removed it say that's the only thing they won't do, leaving both sides at an apparent impasse that may have to be decided in court.

Deborah Walker told The Associated Press after Tuesday's meeting with Spring Grove Cemetery officials that she'd consider their various proposals if they would think about hers — simply putting her daughter Kimberly's gravestone back.

But cemetery President Gary Freytag told the AP that isn't an option.

The headstone fashioned in the cartoon character's likeness was erected at Spring Grove Cemetery on October 10, almost eight months after Kimberly Walker, 28, was found slain in a Colorado hotel room.

Despite getting the cemetery's prior approval of the headstone design — a smiling SpongeBob in an Army uniform, with Walker's name and rank — cemetery staff called her family the day after it was installed to say it would have to come down.

Cemetery officials said the employee who approved the design made a mistake. It was taken down along with a near-exact duplicate erected for Walker's living twin sister.

Deborah Walker said she's beyond frustrated with Spring Grove, saying her family had a contract, wants it to be honored as promised and is now considering their legal options.

"You can't keep blaming it on an employee," she said. "That employee represented that whole cemetery and when they do wrong, you've got to make it right. Put SpongeBob back up."

Freytag said he's "willing to do whatever the family thinks is best, other than installing the monuments back as they were."

Other possible solutions, Freytag said, include creating new, more traditional headstones bearing a smaller SpongeBob likeness, or laying the original headstones flat on the ground after redesigning the lot.

Spring Grove would cover all the costs, Freytag said.

Kimberly Walker's twin sister, Kara Walker, said her family went to great lengths for each of the $13,000 headstones, including obtaining copyright approval from Nickelodeon. The family believes the headstone was the only fitting tribute for her sister, a huge SpongeBob fan.

Kimberly Walker was an Army corporal assigned to the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion and served two yearlong tours Iraq in 2006 and 2010 as a petroleum supply specialist, her family said.

She was found dead in a hotel room in Colorado Springs in February on Valentine's Day, strangled and beaten to death. Her boyfriend, an Army sergeant stationed nearby, was arrested and charged with her killing.

"My sister served our country and most people try to accommodate veterans and try to take care of them," Kara Walker said. "For them not to accommodate and respect what my sister sacrificed, not only for my family, but for everyone else in this country, really bothers me."

Freytag said Spring Grove admires and appreciates Kimberly Walker's military service but that the cemetery has to consider the wishes of other families whose loved ones are interred there and may not feel that gravestones modeled after cartoon characters are appropriate.

The dispute over the headstones has gained nationwide attention. Freytag said the cemetery has received so many calls, both in support of and against its decision, that they had to set up a special extension to field all the comments.

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Re: Iraq Veteran's SpongeBob Gravestone Removed

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why? if it was something she liked in life, why is it suddenly inappropriate in death? it doesnt hurt anybody, it's not offensive to people... it's a cartoon character..... it's not derogatory, doesnt demean people

Because they're assholes with poles or something stuck up their asses

Just a guess!

Children visit cemetaries. I think it would make them feel at ease, personally.

Did you watch the video? You see both stones; a marine and an army officer.

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Re: **Update**Iraq Veteran's SpongeBob Gravestone Removed

Fuck that shit. Get a private graveyard if you want to put up ridiculous shit.

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Re: **Update**Iraq Veteran's SpongeBob Gravestone Removed

I'm all for free speech, absolutely. And I am a veteran. And in my opinion that headstone or whatever it is , is disrespectful. A cartoon character in a US Army uniform, really?

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