Some Lives and Some Names

Country of Niger in pink.

Some lives seem to be more valuable than others, and some names seem to be more important to remember–at least to the mainstream media.

A few weeks ago, four young men lost their lives in the service of this country. Do you know all of their names? Does the media? Can George Stephanopoulis name them?

Let us honor the fallen as they all deserve:

From left to right:

Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright, 29

Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39

Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35

Those three names have not been mentioned in the media as often as the name of another fallen service member, who also died in Niger–Sergeant La David Johnson, pictured below.

Media coverage has focused upon the death of Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, mostly because of shameful political exploitation of his death. Sad to say, henceforth when people hear his name, they probably won’t remember his service or his sacrifice on behalf of a grateful nation. Instead, they will likely think about how some have sought to score political points against President Trump and in so doing have made the story all about themselves. One such person has even bragged that now she’s a “rock star.”

As we know, Sgt. La David Johnson left behind a pregnant wife and two young daughters. This link goes to a fundraising page for his family. Sean Hannity and the Miami Dolphins have contributed to it, among thousands of others.

Doubtless many do not know, thanks to unequal focus by the mainstream media, that SSG Bryan Black is also survived by a wife and two young sons. This link goes to a fundraising page for his family.

As well, SSG Jeremiah Johnson is survived by a wife and two daughters. (There doesn’t appear to be a fundraising page dedicated to his memory or for the benefit of his family.)

SSG Dustin Wright is survived by his girlfriend and at least one brother. (Facts are hard to come by due to a scarcity of stories.) This link goes to a fundraising page in memory of SSG Wright, with proceeds to go to ” Fisher House, the Green Beret Foundation and to establish a foundation in Dustin’s honor .”

A quick glance at the three fundraising pages will show that unequal media attention pays off. Sgt. La David Johnson’s children will be well funded in the future, which is well and good for them. The page has raised over $700,000, but those children will need all the support they can get.

However, thanks to the unusual and unseemly focus the media has placed upon the politics surrounding Sgt. La David Johnson’s death, survivors of the other service members are being overlooked. The other two funds have garnered only about $23,000 and $49,000 so far, much, much less than has been raised for the La David Johnson family. $23,000 will not be much help to SSG Black’s wife, as she raises two boys without their father, especially given that one child has autism.

Let us remember all of the fallen. Let us support all of the survivors. Each and every one of these men has given his life in defense of his country. They all deserve equal acclaim, attention, and honor, especially from the media. ALL of their names should be remembered. All lives matter.

Let us pray for the repose of the souls of the fallen and for their families, so they may find peace and comfort over the difficult times ahead as they adjust to their loss.

God bless them all and may God continue to bless the United States of America.



163 responses to “Some Lives and Some Names

  1. Here come De Judge!!

    • Trump Lays Out Why Russia Probe Is A ‘Witch Hunt’

      President Donald Trump said Sunday that the investigation into his ties with Russia have backfired on Democrats, worked to unite the Republican party, & unmasked truth behind the “Clinton made Fake Dossier.”

      “Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?),” the president tweeted Sunday.

      Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?),….
      — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2017

      …the Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more. Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia,….
      — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

      …”collusion,” which doesn’t exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R’s…
      — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

      …are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!
      — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

      All of this “Russia” talk right when the Republicans are making their big push for historic Tax Cuts & Reform. Is this coincidental? NOT!
      — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

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    • Did you see that now there’s solid evidence that they also targeted conservative groups to ENSURE that they didn’t benefit from the many “settlements” extorted out of businesses under Obama, with the settlements including set-asides of slush money for Obama’s favorite “charities?” Just more evidence of politicization of and political bias within the Obama administration. Now they used OUR money (or money meant to go to victims or at least to general government funds) to illegally award ONLY their political friends. Such an abuse of political position! Is there no end to the illegal and corrupt acts committed by Obama and his administration, including Clinton, but they get away with ALL of it?

  4. Sickest thing I’ve seen in a long time was the UK Telegram article yesterday re: Kevin Spacey’s sad upbringing with an abusive father with an Adolph Hitler complex, of all things. The God-awful details were divulged by Spacey’s older brother who is a weird “entertainer” himself, doing Rod Stewart impressions and driving a cab in Idaho, I think it was. Different last name than Spacey. The mother was aware of all this but did not call in the authorities. The family moved a lot. Kevin avoided the abuse and was emotionally distant. Enabled his “acting” abilities (2 Oscars), it seems.

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