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Navy man who blasts military tribute song at war with neighbors

Let freedom ring — unless it’s too loud!

A Navy officer who plays a recording of “Taps” outside his home every night is going to war with his neighbors, who are trying to have his patriotic tribute silenced , according to reports.

Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Corney, of Glen Rock, PA — who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars — plays the 57 second-long bugle call on a three-speaker sound system from his porch at 7:55 p.m. each night to honor fallen soldiers, CNS News reported.

“When I was in Afghanistan and Iraq, I told myself, I had a conversation with God, and I said, if I made it home, I would do this,” Corney said in a video shot shot by York Daily Record.

But the tribute tune is a headache for some neighbors, who say it’s obnoxious.

“I don’t think that’s how a real soldier should behave,” Victoria Ribeiro told Penn Live. “This is not a military base. This is not a church bell. it’s not a train whistle that serves a public safety purpose or a police siren.”

The city sent Corney a letter saying the song is noise violation and warning him to pull the plug, CNS News reported. Officials noted he’s allowed to play the song only on Sundays and select holidays.

But Corney claims it’s no louder than a hair dryer and plans to fight it, and even take the city to court, if necessary, according to CNS. He’ll take the city to court if necessary, Corney told the news site.

He has also launched petition to rally support for the tribute. More than 1,000 people had signed it Monday.



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