From the Associated Press:
— Police posted an around-the-clock security watch at the home of an KOKOMO, Ind. soldier killed last week in Indiana after it was vandalized and his family received disturbing phone calls. Iraq
The home of Sgt. Rickey Jones was egged Saturday, three days after Jones’ family learned the 21-year-old and three other soldiers had been killed by a roadside bomb north of
. His family also received phone calls in which the caller said: “I’m glad your son is dead.” Baghdad
The actions drew the attention of their congressman, Rep. Steve Buyer, a Republican who also chairs the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
There’s more ugliness afoot, as if this isn’t enough. Professional wacko Fred Phelps and his band of merry homophobes are planning to show up at Sgt. Jones’ funeral to “protest.” If all goes well, Phelps and his perverted followers will do some jail time, courtesy of a bill passed by the
And finally, perhaps most importantly, there is something we can do. We can all send cards to Sgt Jones’ family to let them know