Last week’s terrorist attack against an IRS office in Austin left two dead. One was the pilot Andrew Joseph Stack, about whom we’ve heard plenty. Vernon Hunter was a manager at the IRS who died when Stack flew his private plane into the building.
Hunter was a veteran, father and husband. His son Ken Hunter said he wanted to tell people about his father after hearing about Stack’s life and his anti-tax crusade. He was alarmed by comments from Stack’s friends who said he was a good person and Internet postings calling the pilot a hero.
“People say (Stack) is a patriot. What’s he a patriot for? He hasn’t served the country. My dad did two tours of Vietnam and this guy is going to be a patriot and no one is going to say that about my dad? That’s what got me started talking. I couldn’t stand it anymore,” Ken Hunter said. “My father didn’t write that tax code.”