Monday, March 2, 2009

Store Owner Refuses to Post Flier Honoring Dead Soldier

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal [NY]
1 March 2009

MARREN: The truth behind the ‘e-mail’

By Tim Marren
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

[An e-mail rumor falsely claims that Rumit Patel, owner of a Dunkin' Donuts store in Lockport, not only refused to post a flier in his store honoring a local soldier killed in Iraq, but put the flier on a dumpster "where the rest of our soldiers belong."]

The Buffalo News [NY]
4 March 2009

Lockport Dunkin' Donut owner dispels Internet rumor regarding Iraq War soldier

By Thomas J. Prohaska
News Niagara Bureau

LOCKPORT - You may have seen a full-page ad in today's Buffalo News from Dunkin' Donuts, saluting Spec. Albert R. Jex, the Lockport native who was killed in Iraq Feb. 9. [...]