Hailey, Idaho—the hometown of Bowe Bergdahl—was going to have a parade, but then the Flying Monkeys arrived:
That’s because some town officials have been deluged with angry calls from people who think that Bergdahl is an Army deserter or traitor who doesn’t deserve a hero’s welcome…
“All these five years, never a word of any negative nature whatsoever. And now, after two days, I was shocked when late at night, watching (TV) I started seeing the dragon’s head roar. Comments that are just off the wall.”
“(We’re) really surprised at the people who are calling — they are hate calls, they’re not just people voicing an opinion,” she said. “The girls just don’t even… we’re all just absolutely in shock, we don’t know how to respond to that to tell you quite truthfully.”
The homecoming parade is cancelled. This little town of 8,000 people cannot welcome home a son after 5 years in captivity.