11 weeks pregnant, Ariell Taylor-Brown learned of her husband Staff Sergeant Chistopher Brown death in Afghanistan from a posting on Facebook. Staff Sergeant Chistopher Brown died in a bombing in Afghanistan earlier this month.
“It was a girl in his platoon. She wrote me and she told me to call there immediately. It was an emergency. I didn’t know what she wanted, and she told me over the phone. I was in front of my kids and I completely had a meltdown,” Ariell Taylor-Brown, Christopher’s widow, said.
She plans to name her newborn Carter Christopher because that’s what her husband would have wanted. “I wish he could meet him,” she said. “His dad is a hero.”
When something like like this happens on the battlefield, military protocol is for the soldier’s next of kin to be informed by messengers who come to the house. Soldiers are warned not to release information on a soldier’s death until next of kin are notified. Soldiers who break the rules can be court martialed.
Officials at Fort Carson said a total of three soldiers were involved in spreading the information, Stories like this should really be a wake-up call for people who use Facebook or anyother social media sites to share sensitive news …