Thursday, January 20, 2005

Jesus Fonseca, Jr.

This post is a little out of the ordinary for me, but here goes:

Sometimes, the U.S. government pisses me off. I don't know who this guy is, I've never met him, but I feel for him and his family.

Jesus Fonseca, Jr. was a Mexican citizen who lived in Marietta, GA for the past ten years, going to school.

He loved America. So much so that he enlisted in the Army the first chance he got. His mother desperately wanted him to attend college, but he had a such a strong desire to serve his adopted homeland that he went against his mother's wishes.

He was sent overseas a lively, energetic boy.

He came back in a body bag.

Or rather, he came back to Georgia. His family wants him to be buried in Jalisco, Mexico. The government refuses to ship his body to Mexico, and will only ship to Georgia.

His family doesn't have the money to ship his body to Mexico, so they're looking for help. It should only cost about US$600 to cover the charges, but the government will not accomodate the family's wishes.

If you live in Georgia, or even in America, please help correct this government blunder. There is a fund set up at the Wachovia branch in Marietta, and they really want to raise this money quick.

WSBTV, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta, should have more information soon.

Please help, but if you can't afford anything, at least keep him and his family in your prayers. I know I will.


Blogger W. J. Introduction said...

What a fucking waste. I guess the good ol' U.S. of A. decided that, his mission accomplished (stopping a few more Iraqi bullets), they just couldn't be bothered to, you know, do the RIGHT FUCKING THING and honor their dead. Hail to the chief.

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