Saying he was "very pissed," Vietnam veteran Robert Valentine said on Monday night that the kids in Baltimore need get "their butts at home" and "do something with their life."
"I'm just a soldier. I did 30 years, okay? I came out a master sergeant.
"I’ve seen more than all of this. I’ve been through the riots already. This right here is not relevant.
"They need to have their butts at home. They need to be in their home units with their families studying and doing something with their life, not out here protesting about something that’s not really about nothing. They do not respect this young man’s death.
"Now, momma and daddy they've lost a child — that could be them. So I’m very pissed.
"I love my country. I love my charmed city. And I’m an American. I’m not black, white, red or yellow, nothing. I am an American," Valentine told CNN.