Ever seen (or read) "Band of Brothers"? Remember Lt. Spiers?
This guy is as close to a son in the spirit as it's possible to get. It's men like him who should be all over the front pages of America, and yet his exact opposites are the ones who get all the press. It's an outrage.
I think there should be a rule that for every American casualty reported, the media should be required to report two good things that happened. They should also report what the soldier was doing when he was killed. If we had reporting like that, morale in the home stands would be a lot better than it is at present, and morale on the field would absolutely skyrocket. How would you like it if the only news about your company was about how many people got fired that week? You could be producing breakthrough medical technology that saved hundreds of lives every day, but if no one ever heard about it, the public would just say "Oh, yeah, that company. Aren't they the ones that always fire people?"
Think about it.