Mayor Carty Finkbeiner sent Alpha Co. packing despite the obvious importance of wartime training and the objections of his Police Chief Jack Smith:
“He told me he did not want them, as he put it, ‘playing war in Toledo,’” Smith said of the 2006 training session. “I told him, as a former Marine, that if one young Marine’s life is saved because of training he or she received in Toledo, Ohio, then it was worth the inconvenience.”
City council isn’t pleased with the Mayor either:
Several city council members today said they would look into reimbursing the Marines for money lost due to the last minute cancellation. They also demanded that Finkbeiner apologize to the Marines on the city’s behalf.
You can contact Carty Finkbeiner (WTF is up with that name anyway?) at email@example.com.