Band Major John Coleman was suspended from his marching band after he returned President Obama's wave with a wink and a small wave of his own. He was accused of breaching 'military protocol' for returning the President's gesture.
I say, screw protocol. What John Coleman did was to give the President an approving wink and a wave that acknowledged he saw Obama's gesture. John Coleman was so hurt at his suspension that he quit the band after the incident. Poor guy. Mr. Coleman, if it's any consolation, I would have done exactly the same thing were I in your shoes, protocol be damned. The man you winked at is the President of the United States of America.