About a month ago, on the same day that Michael Jackson died, Lieutenant Brian N. Bradshaw of Steilacoom, Washington, was killed by a roadside bomb in Kheyl, Afghanistan. Lt. Bradsahw was assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
Except for some notices in his hometown paper, in the media madness regarding Michael Jackson's demise, Lt. Bradshaw's sacrifice went largely by the wayside.
I find it unsettling that the public goes on this media frenzy regarding Michael Jackson while the death of a true hero like Lt. Bradsahw goes unnoticed. Yes, this says a lot about our society. And, anyway you look at it, there's something wrong with this picture.
Labels: 25th Infantry Division, Afghanistan, Brigade combat team, Death, Improvised explosive device, Media circus, Michael Jackson, Military, Steilacoom Washington, United States