Monday, December 6, 2010


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.


  1. I'm sorry that you had to see that. Its obvious she only cares about her own personal gain :(

  2. I'm so sorry you had to see all that and sorry that they wrote the article. I'm sure it's very painful! My heart wrenched just thinking about it.

  3. I cant believe that was even published. I am so sorry you had to see that.

  4. I'm so sorry, Chrissy. They are so unbelievably inconsiderate. I can't believe they'd do that without thinking about family members seeing such horrible things!

  5. Dear Chrissy,
    Reading this made me sick to my stomach. I am so, so, so sorry that this has happened to you. And I am so upset that someone would write, and publish, something like that. It is absolutely disgusting and heartless. And I'm pretty sure no one needs to read or see those things to understand what's going on over there. Really, that is just sick.

  6. I wish there were words to say to make it better. Or something someone could do.

  7. I have no words dear friend. I can't even begin to wrap my head around what you must be going through. Know that I'm always here for you!! Hugs and lots of love!!!

  8. As someone that took journalism/publishing courses and had looks at pretty astonishing CSI photos, it's safe to say that was ignorant to post a picture of a dying Marine and publish it so anyone can see it. Words cannot express how sorry I am that you had to see that.

    There are ways to capture war in a photo without having to photograph death. Take a look at the infamous picture of the 12-year-old Afghan girl that was on the cover of TIME magazine. While the picture was just a simple portrait shot, it was picture that spoke volumes and depth about what her life was like. I've seen various pictures from the frontlines that spoke volumes as well without showing the fallen.

    This was pretty tasteless on his part and again, I'm so sorry you had to endure this. I'm all about journalists showing the world what's going on in some parts of it but they also need to have some consideration at how it might affect those that can view it.

    The media sickens me to no end.

  9. <3 to you. I know you don't know me but I am a friend of Ashleigh's. You are in my prayers

  10. It made me sick. I creid all day because I though God what if that were my coty how upset id be then i just started crying cause i missed him. I hate people sometimes

  11. Prayers are with you, that somehow through this terrible mess you can find an ounce of comfort, strength, hope and PEACE to combat an attack against those things that you need and hold most dearly.

  12. Chrissy:
    You should have never had to see those photos are read the articles. This writers blatant dsregard for the feelings of families & friends of our fallen marines is inexcusable.

    This blurb, they printed made me even madder.
    What courtesy??? he didnt give them a 2nd thought this was all about his 15 minutes!!

    "As a courtesy to the families of the two fallen Marines, Linsley contacted them to inform them of the publication plans. Linsley visited the widow and other relatives of Lance Cpl. Ross Carver, and spoke by phone with the uncle and family spokesman for Lance Cpl. Joshua Twigg."

    TOTAL BS!! THis should have never been printed or shown on the today show!!