March 06, 2006

Do something good for a Soldier's family

Sgt. Rickey Jones of Kokomo, IN was killed last week in an IED attack north of Baghdad.

His grieving family not only has to pick up the pieces after his death, but they also have had to put up with harassment that no family should be forced to bear, especially not the grieving family of a hero.

Since learning of the tragedy, the Jones family's home has been vandalized, and they have received a number of telephone calls proclaiming "I'm glad your son is dead".

Guess who is behind the attacks?  The one and only "Rev." Fred Phelps.  And his group may show up at this soldier's funeral too.  The full story is here.

Kate of KateSpot and her friend Lauren are collecting email messages of support for the family.  Please leave a comment here or at Kate's, and I will send them along.  Let the family know how much their sacrifice is appreciated and remind them that not everyone in the world thinks like Phelps and his thugs.

Posted by caltechgirl at March 6, 2006 02:08 PM | TrackBack

thank you for bringing this story to our attention.
Sgt. Rickey Jones was a hero. Thank you for your service.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at March 7, 2006 06:01 AM