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"Dear Joshua, I hope you die!" -- J. Sparling (Walter Reed patient)
Fox & Friends ^ | 12/5/05 | Mware

Posted on 12/05/2005 5:24:18 AM PST by mware

Edited on 12/05/2005 12:54:02 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

This story was reported on Fox and Friends this morning.

Joshua Sparling just got to Walter Reed last week and received ONE letter from someone writing in a child's printing. Among other things it told him to die. The soldier has the card on the wall of his room. I know FReepers can counter this despicable action with some of our own letters.

Joshua Sparling

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Update: Since Joshua will undoubtedly be overwhelmed by America's response, please consider sending (instead of or in addition to Joshua) cards to these find troops:

Excerpt from Brian K. at FNC:
If you have the time, please try and include the others I met along with Col. North and Col. Hunt at Walter Reed:

Capt. James Ollinger
Sgt. Zavian Simspon
Specialist Brian Radke
Specialist Jason Braase
Sgt. David Nevins
Sgt. Jose Ramos
Cpl. Todd Bishop
Sgt. Ryan Donnelly
Sgt. Eva Diane Cochran


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cardsforthetroops; commieslime; du; enemywithin; foxnews; joshua; joshuasparling; michaelmoore; military; supportourtroops; troopsupport; walterreed; wia
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Let him know we care
1 posted on 12/05/2005 5:24:20 AM PST by mware
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To: mware

thank you!


2 posted on 12/05/2005 5:24:37 AM PST by saveliberty (Shucks, did I break the feed again?)
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To: mware
Thanks for posting this. The info will also be available on the FOX & friends blog today at some point. I hope they put up a copy of that letter. It was a despicable thing to send.
3 posted on 12/05/2005 5:26:32 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mware

Great. Thanks. We'll see it gets on the Tony Snow Show thread as well. I'd love to find the letter writer and administer a thrashing.


4 posted on 12/05/2005 5:27:01 AM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: mware

I saw this earlier and have already written to Joshua. :)


5 posted on 12/05/2005 5:28:36 AM PST by Ros42
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To: mewzilla
Did you see the front of it> It had all these Christmas stamps. I guess Walter Reed thought it looked innocent enough. It think it was signed Miguel and some other work near it.

I was rushing around the house and missed that part. I was so stunned by the ending DIE, that everything else on the screen seemed to disappear to my sight.

6 posted on 12/05/2005 5:30:32 AM PST by mware (That's Christmas with a C, not an X)
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To: mware
Thank you so much for posting this. I heard about it on Fox and Friends this morning and was sooo angry at this. I am going out at lunch and buying a beautiful Christmas Card for Joshua Sparling! Could you believe that horrible card was the only Christmas card he got? I am sure after this post he'll be swamped with cards from wonderful Freepers!
7 posted on 12/05/2005 5:33:03 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: mware

Done and in the mail this morning.

God bless you Joshua!


8 posted on 12/05/2005 5:35:07 AM PST by armydawg1 (" America must win this war..." PVT Martin Treptow, KIA, WW1)
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To: mware
It looked like a kid wrote it. If an adult put a kid up to do that...The hosts were also wondering if some adult did it, pretending to be a kid. In any case, it was a truly despicable thing to do. But didn't the letter have a return address? I'm wondering if someone shouldn't check that out.
9 posted on 12/05/2005 5:35:08 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mware

Will do.


10 posted on 12/05/2005 5:36:33 AM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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To: mware
I do not want to sound cynical, but are we sure that this is for real? We are a military family so do not jump on me for this question.
11 posted on 12/05/2005 5:36:58 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: mware

Book mark for later


12 posted on 12/05/2005 5:37:24 AM PST by MarMema (http://www.curenikolette.org/)
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To: mariabush
I think it is real.

The letter was sent to Walter Reed. He got it there. I suspect some git who saw in a local newspaper that he was wounded sent the letter.

13 posted on 12/05/2005 5:40:01 AM PST by mware (That's Christmas with a C, not an X)
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To: mware

bump for later


14 posted on 12/05/2005 5:40:05 AM PST by Lil'freeper (50149!!)
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To: mariabush

I hope FNC follows up and tries to find out who sent it.


15 posted on 12/05/2005 5:41:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mware

Why is the letter up on his wall??? I'll personally go
over to Walter Reed and bring him some cards and gifts to
make up for this atrocity.


16 posted on 12/05/2005 5:41:29 AM PST by DCMB (Bless GWB and all our troops)
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To: mewzilla; mware
The hosts were also wondering if some adult from DU did it.

That is my bet. I'll put a Christmas card in the mail to a fellow soldier today.

17 posted on 12/05/2005 5:48:10 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I never got a job from a person on a government program.)
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To: DCMB
Brian K. and Col. Hunt visited Walter Reed together over the weekend. Brian said that he was so affected by the letter that he just decided to put it on his wall.
18 posted on 12/05/2005 5:48:49 AM PST by mware (That's Christmas with a C, not an X)
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To: mware

Card ready to be mailed with check.

Hey, send this kid some cash while we are at it.

They do have to pay for the extra goodies I understand. If that isn't right please correct me.


19 posted on 12/05/2005 5:51:24 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: DCMB
Why is the letter up on his wall??? I'll personally go over to Walter Reed and bring him some cards and gifts to make up for this atrocity.

Well, this makes me so mad I could just spit. I'll send a card; thanks for going in person.

20 posted on 12/05/2005 5:51:57 AM PST by Samwise (I freep; therefore, I am.)
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To: DCMB
I hope you'll consider joining us this Friday evening outside of Walter Reed. Info here
21 posted on 12/05/2005 5:54:33 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: saveliberty; mewzilla; Bahbah

I'll make the same offer as on the other thread. If anyone would like to send something personally, FReepmail me for my address and I'll be glad to deliver it to the Mologne House (a lovely transitional location for wounded Walter Reed troops and their families).


22 posted on 12/05/2005 5:55:45 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop

Bump for Joshua.


23 posted on 12/05/2005 6:02:05 AM PST by mware (That's Christmas with a C, not an X)
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To: OpusatFR; Samwise; mware
For those not aware, here's an example of the low levels to which the left will stoop.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1530310/posts

24 posted on 12/05/2005 6:06:57 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop

another bump for all those in Walter Reed.


25 posted on 12/05/2005 6:13:11 AM PST by mware (That's Christmas with a C, not an X)
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To: mewzilla

Just your average Berzerkley graduate.


26 posted on 12/05/2005 6:24:51 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: mware

I'm going to put $5 in it, too. It ain't much but if a few more can throw in some money, he can have a real nice dinner.


27 posted on 12/05/2005 6:26:00 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: mware; mhking; Salvation; darkwing104; PJ-Comix
I am pinging you, you need to read this, then decide to ping your own list. I remember sometime last year, when Race Bannon needed our help, everyone was pinging every ping list on FR.
 
Isn't this one of those situations? Lets flood Walter Reed with cards letters and gifts.

28 posted on 12/05/2005 6:30:58 AM PST by backinthefold (The holidays, where dysfunction rears its yuletide head. Merry Christmas y'all!!)
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To: backinthefold

Agreed but lets see that everyone gets letters. Sure would like to send some Christmas Stockings to the guys and gals.


29 posted on 12/05/2005 6:33:31 AM PST by mware (That's Christmas with a C, not an X)
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To: mystery-ak; boxerblues; freema; RaceBannon; Squantos; Travis McGee; JohnHuang2; Mo1; ...
There are two fronts in this war: the obvious combat front against terrorists and their networks, and the more ambiguous front against the hate-filled "blame America first" crowd.

Our troops are fighting the combat front. It's up to us to pick up the slack on the home front.

30 posted on 12/05/2005 6:38:32 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: mware
Sure would like to send some Christmas Stockings to the guys and gals.

You may send them to me, if you wish. I will guarantee delivery. FReepmail me for more details.

31 posted on 12/05/2005 6:39:20 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: armydawg1

on the way!


32 posted on 12/05/2005 6:40:36 AM PST by Jen from Tn.
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To: Coop
Our troops are fighting the combat front. It's up to us to pick up the slack on the home front.

BTTT

33 posted on 12/05/2005 6:40:39 AM PST by Mo1 (Message to Democrats .... We do not surrender and run from a fight !!)
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To: mware
See post 22... 
 
Here is the list I just received from Coop in a freepmail of wanted items
 
Here is a partial list of wanted items:
toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap...)
calling cards (to call buddies in Iraq and Afghanistan)
dvds, books, cds
current magazines
disposable cameras
t-shirts, clothes
candy, snacks
cigarettes
anything else you think they’d enjoy
 
I posted, lets flood Walter Reed. I am sending as many cards as me and my family can sign, and leaving them un-adressed, so they can just be handed out to all the wounded  there. Coop is gonna get a care package, and Walter Reed is going to get a large envelope with dozens of cards.

34 posted on 12/05/2005 6:44:27 AM PST by backinthefold (The holidays, where dysfunction rears its yuletide head. Merry Christmas y'all!!)
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To: RobFromGa

FYI


35 posted on 12/05/2005 6:49:51 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: mware
Some adult liberal got his kid to hand-copy a hate letter.

If we must have laws against "hate speech" then now's the time to use those laws. Track down the liberal who had his kid write this and throw the book at him.

36 posted on 12/05/2005 6:50:49 AM PST by GOPJ (Fight Guest Worker Programs - They do not reflect American Values and would produce "slavery lite.")
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To: Coop

truly descpicable. you have Freepmail.


37 posted on 12/05/2005 6:56:26 AM PST by RobFromGa (Polls are for people who can't think for themselves.)
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To: mware; Diva Betsy Ross; Coop; 2LT Radix jr; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; ...
Joshua Sparling just got to Walter Reed last week and received ONE letter from someone writing in a child's printing. Among other things it told him to die. The soldier has the card on the wall of his room.

What the HECK??? There are some REAL sickos out there. LAdies and gents, can we PLEASE send this young hero some Get Well and Thank You Cards -- I'd love to hear that his wall is covered with them by the end of this week. Let's get off our butts and DO THIS!! Can I please get a shout out from the peeps who will participate?? Yes, it will cost you 37 cents to mail a letter. And another dollar or so for a card. And little gas money when you go to purchase your card. Don't you think it's worth it???

38 posted on 12/05/2005 6:58:49 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: StarCMC

On board.


39 posted on 12/05/2005 7:03:16 AM PST by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but recently have come to my senses.)
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To: GOPJ
Some adult liberal...

 

Just for future reference, "adult liberal" is an oxymoron.


40 posted on 12/05/2005 7:03:30 AM PST by Fintan (Suppose there were no hypothectical questions?)
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To: StarCMC

Falling in. Thank you for the ping, Star.


41 posted on 12/05/2005 7:03:50 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("For lunch, Ken crouches down in the road and rubs gravel into his hair.")
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To: StarCMC
Star people can also do it for free from the cozy comfort of their living room sofa. Please see this post from Doug from Upland for how to dos:

SEND A FREE CARD BY MAIL ,TO WALTER REED JOSHUA SPARLING-FROM YOUR COMPUTER-NO STRINGS-SEE THIS

42 posted on 12/05/2005 7:05:38 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (A fun way to send care packages to troops: anysoldier.com)
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To: Fintan
"adult liberal" is an oxymoron
 
I have better conversations with my 12 year old, than I do with my 52 year old hippy brother... wouldn't surprise me if he took a crayon and wrote this himself

43 posted on 12/05/2005 7:06:45 AM PST by backinthefold (The holidays, where dysfunction rears its yuletide head. Merry Christmas y'all!!)
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To: StarCMC

BTTT


44 posted on 12/05/2005 7:09:22 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: StarCMC
Can I please get a shout out from the peeps who will participate??

I'm not John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty!

45 posted on 12/05/2005 7:11:06 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: mware

Bookmark for later


46 posted on 12/05/2005 7:13:29 AM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: mware
Three FReepers and I paid for a bunch of cards to be sent that are very easy to personalize and send. You don't even have to leave your computer. THIS IS A REAL CARD, NOT AN E-CARD.

Send me a note: freeper@verizon.net and I'll send instructions how to send one on us.

47 posted on 12/05/2005 7:13:32 AM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: Fintan
Just for future reference, "adult liberal" is an oxymoron.

You're right. I'm wrong.

Thanks for the correction :)

48 posted on 12/05/2005 7:13:42 AM PST by GOPJ (Fight Guest Worker Programs - They do not reflect American Values and would produce "slavery lite.")
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To: Coop

Can you beleive this crap!

I'll send this brave man a very nice card


49 posted on 12/05/2005 7:16:19 AM PST by boxerblues (Save a tree.......shoot a liberal)
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