Prayer Request for David Kristynik in Iraq-Truth! But Inaccurate!
Summary of eRumor:
A prayer request from Christina Kristynik, the wife of a U.S. soldier named David Kristynik. It says that he’s due back soon in the U.S. but that he called to say that his unit was going on a dangerous mission on foot in Baghdad to go door to door looking for snipers. The men have been told that it is very likely that most of them will not return.
TruthOrFiction.com contacted Christina at her home in Texas. The story is based on a true appeal, but has gotten corrupted along the way.
Christina said she sent out a simple prayer request in October asking for prayer for her husband because he was going out on what was to be his last assignments in Iraq before returning home. She just wanted prayer for his safety.
Somehow as the prayer request got passed around the story enlarged. He did not call to give his last goodbye to his family and was not told that most of the soldiers in his unit would probably fail to return from a sniper patrol.