Outrageous Hateful Note to Vet: 'I Hope You Watch Your Child Starve & Die'
A hero who fought for our country in Afghanistan was slapped with a blistering anonymous note.
The hateful note left on Matt Zeller’s windshield read, “You should be ashamed of yourself. You are a murderer if you “served” in Afghanistan. I hope you watch your child starve and die in front of you, as you have done to the people of Afghanistan.”
Zeller, the father of a young daughter, told Elisabeth Hasselbeck that he was angered by the note.
“I have no problem if you disagree with the war and my service. That’s your right, I went to war to defend that, but leave my child out of this,” he said.
Zeller also told Hasselbeck about the man who saved him in Afghanistan. He recalled how his Afghan translator, Janis Shinwari, shot two Taliban fighters who were about to kill him. Zeller said that he spent five years fighting to get a visa for Shinwari’s family. When Shinwari arrived, he told Zeller to put the money that Zeller raised for him toward starting an organization called No One Left Behind.
Together, Zeller and Shinwari have resettled more than 400 Iraqis and Afghans who served the U.S. military.
Zeller said that he will channel his anger about this note toward working even harder to resettle Iraqis and Afghans in the U.S.
Meanwhile, Hasselbeck had her own note for the heroic veteran:
Watch the interview above, and learn more about Zeller's organization here.