Oklahoma Woman Wants Late Son's Name Off T-Shirt

Friday, July 21st 2006, 10:57 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An Oklahoma woman whose son was killed in Iraq wants his name off anti-war T-shirts being sold on the Internet.

Judy Vincent of Bokoshe found out last year about the shirt that lists the names of about 17-hundred soldiers including her son's name _ Marine Corporal Scott Vincent who died two years ago.

The front of the shirt reads ``Bush Lied'' and the back reads ``They Died.''

Judy Vincent persuaded state lawmakers to pass a law making it a misdemeanor to use a soldier's name or likeness without permission. Now Congressman Dan Boren has introduced a similar bill in Congress.

The person selling the shirts identifies himself on his Web site as Dan Frazier and says in an open letter to family members that he's not trying to degrade the service of the soldiers. But he also says he won't stop selling the shirts.

Frazier also says it's ``unlikely'' he'll make any more shirts because they are not selling well.