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  • Veteran's account called into question (Joshua Sparling)

    02/08/2007 5:30:55 PM PST · by cf_river_rat · 29 replies · 1,284+ views
    Fayetteville Observer Online ^ | Thursday, February 08, 2007 | Myron Pitts
    The peaceniks strike back. Last week, I wrote about Joshua Sparling, a disabled 82nd Airborne Division veteran who says he was mistreated by anti-war protestors at a Jan. 29 rally in Washington, D.C.. Sparling and a few dozen others went to the National Mall to stage a counterprotest amid the tens of thousands of people denouncing U.S. involvement in Iraq. Sparling says he was cursed at, called names and threatened with physical harm. Since then, calls and letters have come in from the other side. A number of blogs and Internet sites have detailed Sparling’s activities, too. All together, they...
  • "Why Joshua Sparling should never leave the house" (hateful left, VIDEO of Fox News appearances)

    01/31/2007 3:47:27 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 1,485+ views
    Hannity Forums - 'Washington Politics' ^ | Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | Shannon Murphy
    At Hannity Forums liberals, leftists and democrats are accusing Joshua Sparling of working with conservatives / FReepers to set this confrontation with war protesters up intentionally as a publicity stunt so Joshua can get more name recognition for himself. Plus other typical anti-American and anti-US military type statements. --- Why Joshua Sparling should never leave the househttp://www.hannity.com/forum/showthread.php?t=235591 (the liberal leftist democrat who started this thread could use a good slappin' around along with others who will be obvious by their hatred of our military) Liberal leftist democrats spit at Iraq War hero Joshua Sparling yesterday in DChttp://www.hannity.com/forum/showthread.php?t=235355 (I started this...
  • Tens of Thousands Rally in D.C. for Troop Withdrawal

    01/27/2007 1:27:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 192 replies · 5,362+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2007 | By Michael E. Ruane
    <p>Tens of thousands of demonstrators from across the country converged on the Mall in Washington today to urge the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq as President Bush is proposing to send more troops in an effort to stabilize the country.</p>
  • Wounded Iraq Vet Threatened, Spat on by 'Antiwar' Protesters (D.C. Chapter Report on 1/27/07)

    01/28/2007 5:37:22 PM PST · by kristinn · 625 replies · 22,952+ views
    Sunday, January 28, 2007 | Kristinn
    I'm angry. I'm angry at the 'antiwar' protesters who heaped abuse on our troops. And I'm angry at the people who couldn't be bothered to stand up for our troops yesterday.Tens of thousands of anti-American leftists and their dupes marched on our nation's capital calling for America's defeat in the war on terror in Iraq.Only about forty people could be bothered to turn out in support of America's victory in Iraq. Among those forty was a civilian POW held by the North Vietnamese communists and several Iraq war veterans--including wounded warriors who left the hospital to stand up for their...
  • Spitting at a war hero (Iraq War veteran Joshua Sparling of the 82nd Airborne Division)

    01/29/2007 3:53:28 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 63 replies · 3,924+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Michelle Malkin
    Free Republic's Kristinn Taylor had his excellent first hand report linked to by Michelle Malkin below. --- Spitting at a war hero By Michelle Malkin   ·   January 28, 2007 10:19 PM Readers of this blog will remember the name Joshua Sparling. In December 2005, the Iraq war veteran received a disgusting, anti-war death wish card while being treated at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. for injuries from a bomb explosion in Ramadi. Last month, his right leg was amputated. And this weekend, while participating in a counter-protest against the moonbat convergence, he was spit at by anti-war demonstrators....
  • FReepers Foil Pinkos AGAIN! at Walter Reed March 10 (heavy graphics alert!)

    03/15/2006 3:21:27 PM PST · by PleaDeal · 130 replies · 4,285+ views
    03/15/06 | PleaDeal
    FReep #47: On March 10th, we not only held ALL FOUR CORNERS of the main gate at Walter Reed (for the eighth week in a row), but we drove Code Pink off its new "vigil" perch as well!The Pinkos, still holding their weekly blood-dance waaaaay down the block, were caught off-guard and flat-footed in a trap brought about by their own overzealous use of the D.C. Police. We are very fortunate that these intellectual light-weights still haven't learned their lesson when it comes to permits. Hey Gael! Next time you call the cops on FReepers, make sure you have...
  • Pfc. Joshua Sparling Update (some "sad" news, but he is still very upbeat)

    03/08/2006 1:41:07 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 46 replies · 2,031+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Wednesday March 8th, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Pfc. Joshua Sparling Many of you will remember the story of Pfc. Joshua Sparling, the wounded soldier who received a disgusting death-wish greeting card in December while hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Sean Hannity has kept close contact with Sparling and interviewed him yesterday about his condition. Sad news: Sparling's leg will have to be amputated below the knee--but he wants to "get back to [Fort Bragg] and "jump right back in his unit (the 82nd Airborne)." We are so fortunate to have men like Pfc. Sparling. I've uploaded the audio. Listen here (thanks to reader Tony J.)....
  • Joshua Sparling Discusses His Progress On Sean Hannity Show (NEW AUDIO, From Wed. Feb 2nd)

    02/04/2006 11:25:20 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 7 replies · 422+ views
    Expose The Left ^ | Sat. Feb. 4th, 2006 | Ian Scwartz
    February 4, 2006 Joshua Sparling Discusses His Progress On Sean Hannity Show (AUDIO) PFC Joshua Sparling of the 82nd Airborne phoned in on Thursday’s edition of The Sean Hannity Show to discuss his progress. Sparling injured his leg while serving in Iraq. When he received medical attention it was thought that his leg would have to be removed, however he has had several surgeries and is going through a long recovery process. Sparling was made famous when he received what he thought was a ‘get well’ card, but was actually a death wish. Sean Hannity visited Sparling during a...
  • Yale (MI) Native Gets Chance To Attend State of Union Address (Joshua Sparling)

    02/01/2006 1:11:02 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 21 replies · 2,327+ views
    WASHINGTON — Pfc. Joshua Sparling of Yale and his parents attended the State of the Union address as the special guest of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, J. Dennis Hastert, and of his hometown representative, Candice Miller. Sparling, 24, graduated from Yale High School and joined the Army in early 2005. He was on special assignment in Ramadi, Iraq when his leg was terribly wounded by an improvised explosive device on Nov. 18. He is now recuperating from his wounds at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. “I am proud and honored that Josh and his...
  • Joshua Sparling's Father To Be on Hannity & Colmes

    02/01/2006 6:03:57 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 29 replies · 967+ views
    The father of injured soldier Joshua Sparling will appear on Hannity & Colmes tonight because he was fired from his job due to the time he has spent with his son.
  • Pfc. Joshua Sparling Speaks (audio of three interviews with Sean Hannity, takes first steps)

    01/23/2006 2:52:27 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 42 replies · 1,675+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Sunday January 22nd, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    PFC. JOSHUA SPARLING SPEAKS By Michelle Malkin   ·   January 22, 2006 01:22 PM Joshua Sparling, the injured soldier who received that disgusting death-wish greeting card before Christmas last month, is on the road to recovery. Doctors have given him good odds that his leg will be saved. The Political Teen has the latest and also has posted audio links to Pfc. Sparling's radio interviews on the Sean Hannity show. Reader Tony J. reports that Sparling "took his first steps since this injury, walking (hopping) 12 feet to the door and 10 feet back to the chair to sit down. He...
  • Joshua Sparling Update: Special Call to Michigan FReepers

    01/07/2006 1:39:24 PM PST · by Coop · 105 replies · 4,586+ views
    I had the privilege of meeting Joshua Sparling's father and brother at yesterday evening's FReep. (History of Joshua here.) They came down to meet us, and Joshua was kind enough to send some candy and other goodies down for our supportive vigil. More details will be in the weekly AAR, but I wanted to touch on one point. Although the response to Joshua's predicament has been absolutely overwhelming, they have only received six cards - total - from Michigan. Why is that such a big deal? It's Joshua's home. And he's been featured in several newspapers, including Lansing's publication. I...
  • Good Wishes for PFC. Joshua Sparling - recovering soldier who received 'DIE' greeting card

    12/23/2005 11:28:43 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 22 replies · 1,293+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Friday December 23rd, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    GOOD WISHES FOR PFC. JOSHUA SPARLING By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 23, 2005 12:10 PM Pfc. Joshua Sparling Here's an update on the injured soldier who received that sick death-wish card at Walter Reed Army Hospital. The Port Huron Times Herald reports: As Joshua Sparling lay in his hospital bed, just a couple of days after being wounded by a bomb in Iraq, he got a letter. The letter, addressed to "any soldier," wasn't meant to lift the spirits of someone just injured in battle. Instead, the letter, written in what looked like a child's handwriting, told Pfc. Sparling, 24,...
  • Kristinn on KVI Live

    12/22/2005 8:05:00 AM PST · by armymarinemom · 23 replies · 1,272+ views
    nka ^ | 12/22/2005 | Armymarinemom
    Kistinn is doing a live interview with KVI about WRAMC.
  • Joshua Sparling - 8,000 cards and counting!

    12/20/2005 4:12:48 AM PST · by Coop · 356 replies · 12,695+ views
    <p>Since I go to Walter Reed frequently, I made an offer on the first thread of delivering cards and goodies directly to some patients if people so desired. Several kind people took me up on that offer, and the following is my description of my visits on 9 and 16 Dec. A friend, LandryFan, accompanied me on the second part of the good cheer tour, affectionately dubbed Operation Smother (as in smother ‘em with love) by yours truly.</p>
  • Unhinged scumbag of the year - blogger takes credit for card sent to Joshua Sparling (Michael Crook)

    12/18/2005 2:06:20 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 64 replies · 3,782+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Sunday December 18th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    UNHINGED SCUMBAG OF THE YEAR By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 18, 2005 02:07 PM Lowlife Michael Crook, the troop-smearing, cop-bashing, white supremacist sicko, is claming responsibility for the despicable death-wish greeting card received by injured soldier Joshua Sparling at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Recall that the card was signed "Miguel." Crook also claims that he sent similar letters to VFW halls across the country, as well as to the Veteran's Hospital in Syracuse. From Crook's blog (I don't want to send him traffic, but you can find his blog here if you have the stomach for it): For those that...
  • IS THIS THE LOWLIFE WHO SENT THE HATEMAIL TO JOSHUA SPARLING AT WALTER REED?

    12/18/2005 11:27:57 AM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies · 2,138+ views
    Michael Crook ^ | 12-18-05 | DFU
    NOTE: I don't know if this is the POS who sent the hatemail to Joshua Sparling at Walter Reed, but he is taking credit for it. ====================================================================== http://www.michaelcrooktalks.com/node/121 Yes I did it Submitted by michaelcrook on Sat, 12/17/2005 - 2:06pm. Rants For those that have e-mailed or IM'd me regarding the card sent to Joshua Sparling, yes I did it. I do not regret a minute of it. I even included a jab at my detractors, by signing it "Miguel". Here in the photo, the card obviously made it to its intended destination, his hands and his hospital room. Enjoy...
  • Michael Crook: Yes I did it [Joshua Sparling] (Come here look at this)

    12/17/2005 2:28:57 PM PST · by bad company · 255 replies · 7,205+ views
    For those that have e-mailed or IM'd me regarding the card sent to Joshua Sparling, yes I did it. I do not regret a minute of it. I even included a jab at my detractors, by signing it "Miguel". Oh, and for the veteran scum at various, randomly chosen VFW halls across the country-- including Fountain Hills, AZ; Dayton, OH; Syracuse, NY; Mays Landing, NJ; Houston TX, and more.... you're welcome for your "special" cards and faxes. And, yes, I was the "heartless SOB" that sent four cards to the Veterans Hospital on Irving Avenue in Syracuse. No, I don't...
  • A batch of goodness (for Joshua Sparling from Brownie Troop in San Antonio, TX)

    12/08/2005 1:35:54 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 35 replies · 1,197+ views
    Michelle Malkin (via All Things Conservative) ^ | Thursday December 8th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    A BATCH OF GOODNESS By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 08, 2005 02:04 PM Check out the sweet get-well cards for wounded soldier Joshua Sparling from Brownie Troop 895 in San Antonio, Texas. (Hat tip: Bill Crawford, All Things Conservative.) *** Previous: Counter the hateThank you, Joshua Sparling
  • Insult to Injury - hate letter written to PFC Joshua Sparling (update info and photo)

    12/07/2005 12:13:28 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 45 replies · 2,215+ views
    FOX ^ | December 05, 2005 | Brian Kilmeade
    In case you missed the show, Josh was wounded in Iraq on November 20, and by the time he arrived at Walter Reed Medical Center he was almost immediately carted in for surgery. With a down moment he opened up a card which — on the surface — seemed like a patriotic "get well soon" kids' note, only to open and see it said this verbatim: Dear, Soldier Have a great time into he war and have a great time dieing in the war from Solider Miguel P.S. DIE. This was the only card on his wall. As much pain...
  • Counter The Hate (Update on Walter Reed 'hate greeting card', other troops to support)

    12/06/2005 10:31:15 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 13 replies · 1,223+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Tuesday December 6th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    COUNTER THE HATE By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 06, 2005 12:46 PM FNC's Brian Kilmeade posts an update on the moonbat death wish received by wounded soldier Joshua Sparling at Walter Reed. Brian has a list of other wounded troops who could use some Christmas cheer and support: 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 Send cards and care packages c/o: Walter Reed Army Medical Center 6900 Georgia Avenue NW Washington, DC 20307-5001 Many more ways to help at...
  • Sending Cards to Soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital (Update in Post #24)

    11/01/2005 8:35:50 AM PST · by nuconvert · 50 replies · 5,367+ views
    Nov. 1, 2005 | nuconvert
  • Insult to Injury (I know this has been posted but if you haven't sent a card - please do!)

    12/05/2005 1:59:15 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 22 replies · 955+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/5/05 | Brian Kilmeade
    First things first: The issue that's getting so much attention — and rightfully so — is the hate letter written to PFC Joshua Sparling. In case you missed the show, Josh was wounded in Iraq on November 20, and by the time he arrived at he was almost immediately carted in for surgery. With a down moment he opened up a card which — on the surface — seemed like a patriotic "get well soon" kids' note, only to open and see it said this verbatim: Dear, Soldier Have a great time into he war and have a great time...
  • "Dear Joshua, I hope you die!" -- J. Sparling (Walter Reed patient)

    12/05/2005 5:24:18 AM PST · by mware · 477 replies · 15,763+ views
    Fox & Friends ^ | 12/5/05 | Mware
    <p>This story was reported on Fox and Friends this morning.</p> <p>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.</p>
  • Thank You, Joshua Sparling (Hate Christmas cards being sent to soldiers at Walter Reed)

    12/05/2005 7:31:15 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 64 replies · 3,412+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Monday December 5th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    THANK YOU, JOSHUA SPARLING By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 05, 2005 09:53 AM Lots of readers watched Fox & Friends this morning and e-mailed about the disgusting greeting card a wounded soldier received while hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Thanks to reader Shari for taking these cell phone camera shots of the card displayed by co-host Brian Kilmeade: The card front, decorated with patriotic and holiday stamps, was deceptively innocuous: But take a look at what was inside: Yes, that's right. It says "P.S. DIE" in the lower right-hand corner. According to Kilmeade, who visited Walter Reed on Friday,...