Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Madden tribute to air Friday

Time Warner in New York will be honoring fallen soldier Joshua Madden in a segment on the Nancy Grace Show Friday.

"She (Nancy Grace) always has a short spot at the end of her show to pay tribute to fallen soldiers and needed permission to air something about our son, Joshua," said Jerry Madden. "Of course we gave them permission, sent them pics and a write-up."

The segment is scheduled for 7:55 p.m. CST Friday, September 23 and can be seen on Directv, channel #204, which is HLN (Head Line News).

"The program will begin at 7 p.m. and the segment will be at the end of her show," Madden said. "We are not certain of how they pick which soldiers to pay tribute to but in watching the show, it seems like it is a computer generated random choice.

"You see, our son, Joshua was number 2,913 and now the count is more than 6,000," he continued. "I really don't know if Nancy Grace will ever be on the air long enough to get around to all these brave men and women, but God bless her for trying."

Sgt. Joshua Madden, a 2003 graduate of Minden High School, was one of 11 soldiers killed Dec. 6, 2003 in Iraq.

Madden was one of five Task Force Lightning soldiers who died when they were struck by a roadside bomb while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of the northern city of Kirkuk.






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