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 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:
Have a great time into he war and have a great time dieing in the war from Solider Miguel
This was the only card on his wall. As much pain as he is in he insisted on leaving the card up and in view. He, by the way, is proud of his service misses his buddies and wants to go back and fight — as did everyone I met last Friday. Please write him and his fellow wounded war fighters Christmas/holiday/get well cards to let them know that Green Day and this sadist does not represent the America public.
Send your get-well and holiday wishes to:
C/O Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001
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
On the show, special thanks to E.D. and Steve for assembling my two deer. Wow, what a relief! I just do not have the aptitude to build anything easily and on the show they met the challenge and assembled them both in just one and half segments.
Loved what Michael Ware said today about the insurgency and their link to terrorists. It seems the Sunni terrorists are tired of the Zarqawi terrorists and maybe ready to take part in elections. Ware knows because he actually talks to the insurgents and our military. May I add, he is as gutsy as it gets. Also enjoyed sparring with Col. Hunt, seeing Steve and Dan Bartlett talk economics and take in the future of face transplants with E.D. and Dr. Manny.
The guest of the day was Dan Akroyd and Judith Belushi. They did a new book on the man they knew best — John Belushi — and, if you're a fan of that era and of John you will love this book.
If you missed E.D. in Houston and Nashville signing her new book, "Going Places," you can see her in Memphis this weekend. For details, check out www.hillfriends.com.
Special thanks to all those still buying "The Games Do Count," which is available at www.briankilmeade.com. I can also personalize it for holidays — or any occasion — just fill out the form. Happy shopping and keep watching "FOX & Friends."
Oh yeah, Kelly Wright: Keep singing through the weather!
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