Sunday June 3, 2007

NIN Fan Killed in Iraq

In quite possibly the saddest story we've come across this year, 29 year old Sgt. Robert Joe Montgomery, a huge fan of Nine Inch Nails, was killed in Iraq. At his funeral, 'Hurt' was played. Its a startling reminder of just what kind of impact the war can have on fans like you and me. The full news story can be read at the Scottsburg Courier-Journal site, while ongoing discussion is happening on ETS. Our thoughts and prayers at the Hotline and the greater NIN community go out to the Montgomery family.

Update: Merks on ETS is putting together a collection of letters to the Montgomery family from the greater NIN community. If you are interested in contributing, visit this thread or fire me off an email.

Update #2: If you are interested in making donations to Sgt. Montgomery's family, you can send such to "Robert Joe Montgomery II Trust Fund for the benefit of his children c/o Collins Funeral Home, 465 W. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN 47170".