March 6, 2006

Show Your Support.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:40 pm

Sgt. Rickey Jones, tweity-one years old, was killed on February 22nd by an IED in Iraq. Since that time, his family has been subjected to phone callers saying things such as, “I’m glad your son is dead.” In addition, the family’s home has been vandalized. There was also some concern that protesters (a group of lunatics from the Westboro Baptist Church) might show up at Sgt. Rickey’s funeral. Fortunately, that did not happen, probably at least, in part, due to the work of the Patriot Guard Riders and other citizens who turned out to protect the Jones family.

I don’t care what your position on the war is. Tormenting a family that has lost a loved one in the war is just flat out wrong.

Kate (of Katespot) has a friend who is organizing a campaign to encourage people to write letters of support to the aggrieved family. Check out Kate’s site for details.


  1. Those Westboro idiots were supposed to show up at a funeral for a soldier in Anderson, MO. They wisely decided to stay away, especially since several hundred veterans and law enforcement members showed up to act as a buffer for the grieving family. I’m almost sorry. I would have enjoyed watching the battle.

    Comment by Denise — March 7, 2006 @ 5:07 am

  2. … those guys really make me want to become violent… REALLY…

    Comment by Eric — March 7, 2006 @ 7:25 am

  3. If they show up here, we have gators that will eat damn near anything.

    Comment by james old guy — March 7, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

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