A fan sent us the link to a story from WSMV.com about a Fallen Soldier’s wife having a private moment stolen from her by a Facebook page that decided it would make a good meme.
Army SPC. Jason K. Edens, 22, of Franklin, Tenn. was assigned to 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Edens died April 26 in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained April 15 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, caused by small-arms fire.
The soldier left behind a widow, Ashley Edens, who was seen in a photo grieving her husband as his body returned home aboard an airplane from war.
“My son saved his unit. He was the only fatality in that attack,” Jan Edens said.
But the Edens family was devastated once again when they recently learned Ashley’s private moment with her husband’s casket had been turned into an internet meme that continues to circulate online.
The meme makes it appear as though Ashley is actress Lea Michele mourning the loss of Glee actor Cory Montieth.
Ashley Edens was too upset to talk with us on camera about this story.
“She’s saddened by the memory being stolen from her, the time with her husband. Her exact words were, ‘They stole the moment with my husband,’” Jan Edens said.
Channel 4 News sent a message to the operator of one Facebook page that has posted the misrepresented photo, but they did not respond.
The photo was originally posted on a story done by Dailymail.uk called: Portrait Of A Widows’s Grief
This is the original photo of the widow grieving over her lost hero taken by a photographer with the Tennessee National Guard, which the widow did not have an issue with:
This is the video interview with the parents of the Fallen Warrior, as the Widow was to upset to speak.
We will not post the meme here, but we are asking that everyone visit the link below and report the photo, and ask the owners of the page to remove the disgraceful photo! This Gold Star Wife has been through enough, she does not deserve to have a picture like the one linked below circulated on Facebook!
The Facebook page the photo linked above is called Best Frient Yes with a T.
Lets save this widow from any more grief, and get this photo removed! She deserves to have some peace after all that she has been through!