Written by: Bridget Daniels Carlson
WSAV reported on February 27th a story about a 3rd ID wife learning of her husband’s death through a Facebook post, then through a text message by another Army wife.
I am outraged by the actions of these fellow Military Wives. What godly right do you think you have to break protocol? And to the Soldier’s who felt the need to tell their wives despite the blackout; SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU! I really hope the Military takes this breach of protocol seriously and dishonorably discharges those who had their hand in this mess.
Listen up fellow Military Spouses, I am completely appalled at this behavior. I do not care what the age those wives are, there is absolutely no excuse for what they have done. There is no “oh I didn’t know” or “oh I am a new wife, I didn’t know any better”. I have been a Military Wife for 12 years. I have seen a lot of stuff, heard a lot of stuff, and been shocked a time or two. But this, just takes the cake.
I want to set the record straight here. If your husband tells you something in confidence because he needs to get it off his chest, assume that this information is classified and in no way are you to ever share it. EVER! In fact, keep most of what your husband tells you about his job and/or deployment to YOURSELF. Don’t assume that just because he has told you something, that everyone else in the unit already knows. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! This is more than just a loose lips sinks ships, OPSEC moment. This is a, you say the wrong thing to the right person and his career and your life is over kind of moment. The moment where you become the most hated person in the world, where everyone knows your name and it’s NOT a good thing.
What are your thoughts on this?