Monday, December 05, 2005

Joshua Sparling: A Brave Man At Walter Reed

Words can not describe just how upsetting this is. One of our brave soldiers is recovering at Walter Reed and receives this card. Wishing someones death while his is protecting yours is just evil. The author of this card would do well to remember that it is brave soldiers like Joshua that allows him his freedom of speech.

Via Foxnews:

Insult to Injury
Monday, December 05, 2005
By Brian Kilmeade

First things first: The issue that's getting so much attention — and rightfully so — is the hate letter written to PFC Joshua Sparling.

In case you missed the show, Josh was wounded in Iraq on November 20, and by the time he arrived at Walter Reed Medical Center he was almost immediately carted in for surgery. With a down moment he opened up a card which — on the surface — seemed like a patriotic "get well soon" kids' note, only to open and see it said this verbatim:

Dear, Soldier
Have a great time into he war and have a great time dieing in the war from Solider Miguel

This was the only card on his wall. As much pain as he is in he insisted on leaving the card up and in view. He, by the way, is proud of his service misses his buddies and wants to go back and fight — as did everyone I met last Friday. Please write him and his fellow wounded war fighters Christmas/holiday/get well cards to let them know that Green Day and this sadist does not represent the America public.

Send your get-well and holiday wishes to:

Joshua Sparling
C/O Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

If you have the time, please try and include the others I met along with Col. North and Col. Hunt at Walter Reed:

Capt. James Ollinger
Sgt. Zavian Simspon
Specialist Brian Radke
Specialist Jason Braase
Sgt. David Nevins
Sgt. Jose Ramos
Cpl. Todd Bishop
Sgt. Ryan Donnelly
Sgt. Eva Diane Cochran


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