UPDATE at 12:36pm: Here’s a video from Fox News earlier today, in which they share a letter that was penned by the aunt of 1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw (third soldier down), castigating the media for focusing so much on Michael Jackson, and so little on our fallen soldiers.
Btw, notice how long it takes Fox to get rid of the little “Michael Jackson Tribute” video box? How pathetic. This is DURING A STORY about how irresponsible the media has been, and they still choose to keep it up there for nearly a minute.
While the media continues to fawn over Michael Jackson, these are the true heroes they should be devoting wall-to-wall coverage to:
Name: Pvt. Steven T. Drees
Age: 19 years old
Died: June 28, 2009 in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Unit: Army, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Incident: Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained in Konar Province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher.
Name: Pfc. Peter K. Cross
Age: 20 years old
Died: June 26, 2009 in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Unit: Army, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
Incident: Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.
Name: 1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw
Age: 24 years old
Died: June 25, 2009 in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Unit: Army, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Incident: Killed when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle.
Name: Spec. Joshua L. Hazlewood
Age: 22 years old
Died: June 25, 2009 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army, 614th Automated Cargo Documentation Detachment
Incident: Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.
Name: Spec. Casey L. Hills
Age: 23 years old
Died: June 24, 2009 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Pago Pago, American Samoa
Incident: Killed during a vehicle roll-over.