Update: Drum 'Monitoring' Copenhagen Flag Situation
Fort Drum officials are "monitoring the situation," after a soldier flew American flags upside down outside her home in Copenhagen for several days.
Lieutenant Colonel David Konop said the soldier was spoken to by someone in the chain of command, though he would not be more specific.
Konop would not identify the soldier, though neighbors have named her as Melissa Coss.
Konop would also not say whether any action has been taken against the soldier.
While there are rules against soldiers speaking or acting in ways that discredit the military, Konop said "the history of the soldier" would be a factor in deciding whether charges would be pursued.
The soldier told 7 News over the weekend that she was flying the flags upside down to protest the re-election of President Obama.
A neighbor said the flags were removed Monday evening.
Our story from earlier in the week...
According to the U.S. Flag Code, flying the American flag upside down is a recognized signal of distress.
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