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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, a US Army soldier named Joshua Sparling received the death wish while recovering from a gunshot wound he received in Ramadi, Iraq. It’s the only Christmas card he received. Fox & Friends is urging you to counter the hate by sending your thanks and good wishes to Sparling:

Joshua Sparling

c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Do it today.

Nothing up on the Fox & Friends blog about the case yet, but keep checking in here.

Lisa at Two Babes and a Brain was at Walter Reed last Friday and recounts the story here. She has another photo of the card here.

Stuck on Stupid writes:

I called Walter Reed and was told that the patients appreciated calling cards especially at Christmas time.

I am sending him a card with several calling cards to distribute to other patients in his ward.

Anyone else interested in doing the same for others at Walter Reed? Call and get a soldier’s name to send a card. The number is (202)782-3501.

I am sending a get well card, a Christmas card and $240.00 in phone cards for Joshua to keep and/or distribute to his buddies. Anyone want to match me and send some to other soldiers at Walter Reed?

Update: Reader Lynn D. writes…

I called Walter Reed to find out the best way to send a bunch of cards to soldiers, and was directed to the Red Cross office at Walter Reed. The gentleman I spoke to said to bundle multiple cards in one big manilla envelope and send them to the Red Cross office and they will distribute them. He was a nice man who is a wounded soldier himself.

The address I was given is:

Red Cross

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue NW

Heaton Pavillion


Washington, DC 20307

The man said they can also use stamps, gloves and stocking caps at the Red Cross office there.

Another gift-giving idea: Rush Limbaugh’s Adopt a Soldier program.

More recommendations from Lorie Byrd.



12/6/05 Counter the hate

12/8/05 A batch of goodness

12/18/05 Unhinged scumbag of the year

12/23/05 Good wishes for Pfc. Joshua Sparling

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• Category: Ideology