Bartlesville war veteran says someone is stealing flags from his Street of Honor tribute

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - It's called the "Street of Honor" in Bartlesville.

Bob Hunley, a Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran, knows what it means to serve in the military. That is why he created the patriotic site on Inwood Drive.

"I do it for the love of our country," he said Tuesday.

For four years, Hunley has decorated his street with 180 flags, all of which celebrate a different branch of the military and those who give their time to public service. He puts them out on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. According to Hunley, "anyone who fights under these flags is a hero."

But someone, Hunley says, is disrespecting his patriotic gesture. Since the flags were placed outside last Thursday, he says seven have come up missing.

"I don't know who's doing it or why they're doing it, but all they're doing is just disgracing our military family," he said. "I hope that they get caught and I hope that they get punished."

He says he knows exactly what he would do if he saw the thieves. "I would get right in their face and say you're a coward," he said.

The flags cost $25 a piece, however Hunley plans on replacing those missing flags.

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