This is probably one of the cruelest and unintentional (I hope) practical jokes that I ever heard happen to someone. Joan Najbar sent her son, who’s stationed in Iraq a letter, and it was returned to sender with the word “deceased” stamped on the envelope. Talk about every parents’ nightmare. She then contacted the Red Cross hysterically, to see if her son had actually been killed and they told her that he was alive and well.
She filed a claim against the postal service for injuries in July of 2008 and that claim was denied because the Postal service said that there wasn’t any negilgence. And now she’s suing the Federal government as a whole for mental anguish.
But something doesn’t quite seem right with this story. Could this woman have possibly been picked on? She led a famous protest rally back in 2005 before her son was even deployed to Iraq. At the time she protested that she didn’ want her son to go to war and in harm’s way for something that she and him didn’t believe in. She’s even widely known as “Military Mom”. I’m not making this stuff up.
Am I reading too much into this or is there something sheisty going on?
Only time will tell if she wins this case, but I couldn’t even begin to fathom how she must have felt in between her receivng the letter and then finding out that her son was alive.