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Many of you have sent this story today. Please, do yourself a favor and go read this story and then see Ginger Gilbert, Major Troy Gilbert's widow, thank the military community and take on the national media. Read the story and watch the video (click on the camera in the article).

Wife of fallen soldier speaks out
Mike Warner
12 News
Sept. 18, 2007 04:35 PM

In November of 2006, Major Troy Gilbert was killed when the F-16 he was piloting crashed while supporting ground forces in Iraq. Gilbert was assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. In the last week, an al Qaeda-led group released a video which they claim is the body of Gilbert, along with anti war propaganda.

In the video, terrorists rail against George Bush and American policies, and shows images of what appears to be a body in a U.S. soldier uniform, along with an ID card with Gilbert's name and photo. The group claims to have shot down Gilbert's aircraft, but the cause of the crash remains unknown.

After receiving numerous requests for comment, Ginger Gilbert, Major Gilbert's wife, made a statement to the press regarding the video. Gilbert says that "when the media chooses to use video of Troy's plane crash as a catalyst to generate anti-war sentiment, it only serves to degrade the moral integrity my husband possessed and degrades the morale of those serving in Iraq."...

Read the rest here and be sure to watch the video.

We should be as thankful as a nation for having Ginger Gilbert in our midst as we are for her husband.

Update:  Much more via My Pet Jawa (must read) and Strata-sphere.