Thursday 18th of April 2024

An Apology To Shelley Kovco

I have recieved on my other blog, from Shelley Kovco, this reply to my last post , and reprint it here so that everyone can see the hurt that I have caused.


Richard.....You have no idea what you are on about. Oh....were you in the room??? You seem to know what happened? Please do tell? My husband was still alive when he was in the room. I have seen footage where the boys have been working on him. You have not been lied to and I would really like to stop reading crap that people like yourself keep bringing up.

It has been almost 12 months since my husband died and I'd really like to know that people have something else to talk about. Why not write an article on yourself and lets see what comes up there? Why is it that you think that Jake's mates would pull this sort of shit? A lot of you "civvy's" have no bloody idea about army life and the realtionships the families have. There is no way known that Jake's mates and his commanding officer would be so emotianl telling me about those last few moments they spent with Jake.

If you have any proof of anything you disagree with please let me know and I can tell you the truth or at least find out. A lot of you "Civvy's" out there find it so easy to blame the defence for a cover up. Try walking a day or even a year in my shoes and see what this crap feels like and does to you. Let Jake's name be remembered the way it should, With honour.


Shelley, my most sincere apologies. I wouldn't and couldn't want to do anything that would hurt you. I thought something was wrong, and was trying, in a way I now see was misguided, to help.

The last was going to be the last thing I was going to say, and now this post.

I am distressed that I have caused you further sadness. I will do whatever I can to try and make amends in memory of your husband.


May everybody also remember the honour of all killed in this silly war. more than 600,000 Iraqi deserve our respect and grief, as well as the 3200 US soldiers who gave their lives in the line of what they thought to be their duty. May all rest in peace.