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From a MySpace post forwarded by Cindy Sheehan:

As Harry (aka Harold) and I were taking the Metro from Bethseda Naval base, MD
to Washington to attend the Sep 15 march I met and spoke to the sister of SSgt
Jeremy Murphy who was also on her way to the march. Jeremy was one of the 7
soldiers who wrote the article "The War As We Saw It" that was in the NY Times
on Aug 14. He was shot in the head by a sniper before the article was in print
his sister told me. His sister invited me to visit Jeremy which I did on Sunday
morning before we flew home. His parents (from Seattle) were also in the room
with him. They along with his sister have stayed by his side for over a month.
They were visibly worn out but said that the worst was behind them. He was
sleeping but they woke him so he'd know I had been there. I spoke for a few
minutes and told him how proud of him everyone was that he spoke out about the
truth as he saw it. I told him that he had many supporters that wished him the

So I just want to let everyone know about him and ask that if you have a minute,
please drop him a card, letter or note to let him know how you feel. I am sure
it will do wonders for him. He was vey lucky to have survived. He is still in
the hospital a month after the incident and has a very long road of treatment
ahead of him. In addition to disfigurement he has severe traumatic brain injury.
Two of his friends and co-workers who wrote the article with him died last week
when their vehicle had a blowout and overturned. His sister said at first they
wondered if it were a conspiracy to punish them for speaking out, but after
contacting those who were there and in the know they said that the vehicle was
speeding & went out of control when they had a blowout. It was an unfortunate
accident. Now he is also mourning the loss of his friends.

S.Sgt. Jeremy Murphy, Room #405
c/o Bethesda Naval Hospital
8901 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20889

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