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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

This Is So Not Right!

Love My Tanker has a post up about a soldier recovering from wounds receiving a card telling him to die. She posts:
You better double time it over this story from Iraq War Today. Talk about a soldier needing some lovin..................

Wounded Walter Reed Hero Told to Die!
"Fox News this morning ran an unbelievable story.
I've said it over and over - there's a real thin line between anti-war and anti-troop, and it gets tromped right over all the time...
Wounded Hero Joshua Sparling, recovering from wounds received in Ramadi, Iraq, has received only one Christmas card so far this year. It says (if you can believe this):

Dear soldier,
Have a great time in the war and have a great time dieing (sic) in the war.
P.S. - DIE

It's written as if a young child wrote it - the card front is decorated with patriotic stamps. If - and it's definitely "if" - a child wrote it, they were most certainly prompted. It's pathetic, disgusting, and absolutely wrong.

Fox posted Joshua's address - this is one Hero who deserves a shower of cards from those who support our troops:

Joshua Sparling
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

An angry Sparling, by the way, keeps the card above his bed to motivate him.
More to be posted on the Fox Friends Insider today.

Let's send out lots of love to this soldier! And let him know that we're watching his back!

This will just not do!!

Also, from Tami at Daily Life of a Marine Mom:

For those of you that want something simple to do to help our troops, how about sending a phone card to Walter Reed? Its easy, here's the info I have on that.

Date: 1 Dec 2005 11:04:21 -0000From: MFO_In_ActionSubject: File - Phone Cards

This is from Dave Chung, head of one of the Committees forVeterans Affairs in D.C.

Yellow ribbons tied around trees and red, white and blue stickers on the backs SUVs saying "Support our Troops" are things that make civilians feel good but do nothing for the men and women actually in uniform. So please consider the following:

The number ONE request at Walter Reed hospital is phone cards. The government doesn't pay long distance phone charges and these wounded soldiers are rationing their calls home. Many will be there throughout the holidays. Really support our troops -- Send phone cards of any amount to:

Medical Family Assistance Center

Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

They say they need an "endless" supply of these -- any amount even $5 is greatly appreciated. Walmart has good prices on AT&T cards, Sams Club is even better, if you are a member.

Now, isn't that easy?