She didn't know Jorgensen but volunteered to be the family's point of contact and lead the search efforts. "You never leave a man behind," she says of the Army creed.
She also knew that PTSD is not always taken as seriously as it should be.
A missing soldier with PTSD, she says, should be treated like a missing child. Authorities need to act immediately.
"For all those wanting to help search ... The command center is located at the corner of Hwy 21 and Federal way in the Albertsons Parking lot," the Jorgenson family's Facebook page said. "Please we need all the help we can get. We've got some good leads just need the bodies to chase them down! Please people help us out!"
Said another: "Erik was spotted yesterday afternoon on the middle fork of Boise River in the Atlanta, IDAHO area and we now need as many volunteers as available to blanket the area!"
Those who couldn't physically get out there to help wrote words of comfort for Jorgenson's family. They hoped Erik would be found alive.
Jorgensen had driven to the National Guard training facility and shot himself.
The news traveled quickly via Facebook, where Crow posted a message for her son.
"It is with the greatest sadness of our life to have to share that our sweet boy spread his wings and flew to God's protective arms where the sun always shines and there is no pain. God keep my baby protected until we meet again. God bless all our soldiers who give so much and ask for nothing in return. Save them all from the pain of war and bring them home to their families. Good night my angel I'll see you soon, Mommy"
Haswell says the Facebook page helped with search efforts.
"It helped gather a lot of people. It helped get his face out there. It helped to get the word out on PTSD," she says.
And it was a great source of comfort for the family at the moment that their worries turned to utter grief.
Relationship: It's complicated
At first, Blake McAlpine's Facebook page befits an Army guy. It says he likes the movie "Black Hawk Down" and the television series "Band of Brothers." His cover photo shows him with his son, who is wearing his father's old patrol cap.
In a post, he writes that he misses his son "like crazy and Iraq sucks still." Another announces his engagement on June 8, 2009. Under information about himself, it says: "In a complicated relationship."
After February 4 this year, the posts on his page have mostly been written by his wife, Kimberly. They reflect her sorrow and will to carry on in a very public way.
McAlpine returned from Iraq with nightmares. He became addicted to drugs, alcohol. He lost his job. He watched porn on his computer. He shot the family's pet pit bull. And then in early February, he picked up his Colt .45 and tried to force Kimberly to pull the trigger. When she managed to get away, he shot himself.
She buried her husband and took to Facebook, writing on his page as a way to cope.
"I know there is no Facebook in heaven, but I feel like he knows," she says. "I love my husband. I love him with all my heart. When I talk to him daily, everything is OK."
On June 28, she posted photos of their son, Jackson, now over 2 years old.
"He's getting so big and looking more like his daddy everyday."
A few days before that, she wrote:
"All the good memories outweigh the bad.... I love u always honey."
Recently, she posted: "I wish heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice."