Thanks to Associated Press writer/photographer I will forever have it plastered in my head what your last moments were like. Brennan Linsley, I sure hope you're proud of yourself. I'm glad you send "courtesy" letters to warn the family and tell them there was nothing they could do about it. Did you ever stop to think what this would do? Just so you know I've gotten no sleep and been ridiculously sick ALL day. Thanks, I appreciate it.
You want reality? You want America to know? I'll tell you. Walk in my shoes for one day and see how you like it. Americans are aware of what is going on over there. Many families are suffering this same pain every single day. They never forget. From the time you open your eyes until the time you close them again- you remember. The constant pain and hurt of losing someone you love in a war. Missing them. Longing to have them back. Crying, screaming, being angry. All of it. Do you have any idea what that's like?
Thank you for contributing to that hurt. Now I will have that picture and that text in my mind forever. I found out what his final moments were like with the rest of America. I wasn't ready for that and I sure as hell didn't want to hear it from you.
Josh didn't die for someone to make a spectacle out of him or for you to make America "aware." In all reality- most people still do not care. It's his loved ones that you hurt. The ones suffering through this everyday. The ones struggling to get out of bed in the morning and make it through the day. He was the hero. For his last moments to be plastered all through the news in this country is just disturbing to me. What kind of man sits there watching someone die and takes pictures? It's sick.
I knew the media had some serious downfalls since all of this happened, but this went thousands of yards past the line. It is unreal to me. It's insensitive and hurtful. It has only been three months- 90 days. No person deserve to see the person they love in those conditions.
Josh and LCpl Carver are heroes and they should never have been remembered in that manner. They didn't deserve that. The families didn't deserve that.
Next time you want reality- follow me for a while. I'll show you what it's like to make a sacrifice for this country. You make think you know, but you have no idea.