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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Slain Soldier's Home Vandalized (Warning will make you very angry!)

I will never understand how some people can just be so evil and vile... This is a heart wrenching story of attacks against the family of a soldier killed in Iraq. I promise you, it will break your heart to know that on top of losing their son, this family has to suffer from malicious and disgusting attacks...

Kokomo, February 27 - "For the family who lives in a modest home in Kokomo, the fatal Iraq attack came last week.
Then the attack at home followed.
Vandals defaced the home of Sgt. Rickey Jones' family. Eggs were thrown and flags were stolen. Sgt. Jones, a Kokomo High School graduate, was one four soldier's with the 101st killed west of Baghdad last week.
So who, one week before his burial in his hometown, would vandalize a fallen hero's house?
Neighbor Robyn Ousley is at a loss to explain. "I have no idea, somebody pretty, pretty awful."
Another friend, Bill Swaggerty, says there is more than vandalism for the family to deal with. They're calling here and saying, 'I'm glad your son is dead' and it's wrong."
The family's neighbors have closed ranks, bringing food and flying flags at half-staff. All are signs of respect for Sgt. Jones.
But there is a threat of disrespect from out of state.
The same Kansas church group that has been picketing soldier's funerals around the U.S. and Indiana will be in Kokomo too. The group claims U.S. soldier deaths are punishment for U.S. tolerance of gays."

A fellow FReeper did some research and found an address that you can send sympathy cards to for the family of Sgt. Rickey Jones. Let's show this family how much REAL Americans support them and their hero son.

Kokomo High School 2501 S. Berkley Road Kokomo, Indiana 46902

God Bless the family of Sgt. Rickey Jones and keep His loving arms around them in this difficult time.

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