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Marine jailed in Mexico receives order to report to USMC superiors
Fox News ^ | 5-21-2014 | Joseph J. Kolb

Posted on 05/21/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT by deport

It might be the first order U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi doesn't obey.

The mother of the reservist, who is being held in a Mexican jail after mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns, told FoxNews.com her son just got an "Order to Muster" letter from the Marines telling Tahmooressi to report to the 4th Civil Affairs Group in Hialeah, Fla., on June 14. Although a Marine spokeswoman later told FoxNews.com that the corps is aware of Tahmooressi's current circumstances and does not expect him to report, failure typically can result in "other than honorable discharge" and affect Veterans Administration benefits.

"You are among the elite citizens of our nation who, if needed, are ready to answer the call to defend our freedom," reads the May 9 order written by Sgt. Maj. M.E. Sprague, which also reminds the recipient that, "Once a Marine, always a Marine."


(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; marine; mexico; military; obama

1 posted on 05/21/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

If they want to remind him that “Once a Marine, Always a Marine” I suggest they go down to Mexico and tell him in person.....right after they remove him from the Mexican prison.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 3:14:26 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: deport

If Mexico blocks him from appearing, that makes him a Prisoner of War. Bad mojo for the Mexico scum.

I’m sure this happened WITHOUT obastard’s input...


3 posted on 05/21/2014 3:15:24 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: McGavin999

they are railroading him. obama wants him railroaded out.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 3:15:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: deport

He should demand a sex change.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 3:21:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: deport

Some Marines need to go and recreate the Battle of Veracruz, the acts of General Winfield Scott, and a host of others.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 3:23:54 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: McGavin999

I know of another case were a man was held in the Mexican Prison system for some 5 months
after crossing the border with some 200 rounds of ammo in his vehicle. It took some five
months to get him out of Mexico and another month to clear the Feds system. Gov. Perry
issued a Texas Pardon in 2003.

There is a petition drive to try to help this Marine but don’t know if they can secure
the 100,000 signatures needed by the end of May.

....Meanwhile, a petition drive has been launched to spur President Obama’s intervention
in the case. In order for the White House to automatically look into the case, 100,000
signatures must be gathered by May 31. As of Tuesday, there are about 30,000 signatures
attached to the petition....

Petition Link:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions


7 posted on 05/21/2014 3:27:11 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

How did he mistakenly cross into Mexico with guns? The article doesn’t say.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 3:28:37 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: McGavin999

PRECISELY! I commented to my wife yesterday that, since he’s in reserve status, the Corps should call him up then send a few thousand of his buds down to that shithole and bring him out!


9 posted on 05/21/2014 3:28:41 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: deport

Our new and improved US Marine Corps is getting ready to set him up.

10 posted on 05/21/2014 3:30:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: McGavin999

Need to remind those 3rd World leftist taco twisters what “The Halls of Montezuma” means.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 3:32:17 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: piytar

I think they see it as UA...they probably want him out


12 posted on 05/21/2014 3:32:26 PM PDT by redhawk.44mag
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To: Drew68

On unfamiliar roads and missed the last U.S. exit and ended up in mexico made legal U-Turn and got busted by mexico’s slimeyist.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 3:32:43 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Drew68

I don’t remember the exact events but he made a wrong turn and he couldn’t
turn around. He continued on which took him across the border.

Several articles a few weeks back here on FR:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3151674/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3151546/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3158592/posts


14 posted on 05/21/2014 3:32:51 PM PDT by deport
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To: Drew68
How did he mistakenly cross into Mexico with guns? The article doesn’t say.

I've never been within 300 miles of the US/Mexico border but I've been near the Canadian border many times.There are spots near that border that I've seen where it's easy to get confused.I've read that this is what happened to this Marine...he was near the border,was confused by poorly worded or placed signs and,as a result,crossed into Mexico without meaning to.

15 posted on 05/21/2014 3:34:59 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: mabarker1
On unfamiliar roads and missed the last U.S. exit and ended up in mexico made legal U-Turn and got busted by mexico’s slimeyist.

OK, that sounds plausible. Fair enough.

Unfortunately in life, there are some mistakes you just simply aren't ever allowed to make and crossing into Mexico with guns is one of them.

16 posted on 05/21/2014 3:35:21 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Greta did an extensive segment on this yesterday. She actually drove the route he took, It’s very easy to make the mistake he did even in daytime.


17 posted on 05/21/2014 3:35:35 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: deport
We send troops over to Nigeria to rescue “our girls”. But, ignore a U.S.Marine held in a Mexican jail for no good reason.
18 posted on 05/21/2014 3:38:09 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: deport

Glenn Beck asked Louie Ghomert today on his show to look into this issue. Hopefully Ghomert will act and help this soldier out, disgraceful that it has gone on this long.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 3:41:11 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Captain7seas

The same thing happened to another Marine about 10 years ago. He volunteered to drive his truck, with his gun in it, from Camp Pendleton to the border to pick up some tipsy Marines. He missed the last exit and could not turn around before he crossed the border. Former Congressman Bilbray got him out of the Tijuana prison after about a month. That Marine got home, but his truck is still down there. I suspect the same will happen again.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 3:43:02 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: forgotten man
He missed the last exit and could not turn around before he crossed the border.

There should be a turnaround lane right before all border crossings.

Better build a 140ft wall -- 40ft below the ground and 140 above -- from one end of the US to the other along the Southern border.

21 posted on 05/21/2014 3:50:23 PM PDT by sand88
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To: deport

Bump!


22 posted on 05/21/2014 3:55:07 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: deport

I’d like to know when we’re going to start arresting law breaking Mexican Nationals and start chaining them to a bed? America needs to grow a pair. This country is nothing but a bunch of politically correct wussies.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 3:56:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: sand88

There is one turn around lane right before the border, but you have to be in the inside (fast) lane to access it. All of the other lanes have concrete barriers preventing you from changing lanes and getting to the last chance turn around. The San Ysidro border crossing is a very confusing place unless you have been there many times.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 3:57:06 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: deport

Anything this administration can do to piss the people off even more than they already are is for this WH to keep crapping on our military.


25 posted on 05/21/2014 3:58:34 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: forgotten man

Seems to me that once he discovered that there was no turn around he could take, he could have turned off his vehicle and refused to go forward.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 4:22:54 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: TheThirdRuffian

My husband (USMC ret.) is talking like that.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 4:24:23 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: deport

Go get him!


28 posted on 05/21/2014 4:24:58 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: deport

The Mexicans are undoubtedly hoping for palms to be greased (mordida; literally “to bite,” but meaning bribe). As soon as that happened he’d be on his way, minus his guns of course.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 4:28:57 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: MeganC

Every Marine I have ever known talks like that! ;-)


30 posted on 05/21/2014 4:29:23 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
they are railroading him. obama wants him railroaded out.

That was my first thought...

I certainly hope not...but with these SOB's I would not be surprised...

31 posted on 05/21/2014 4:31:19 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: luvbach1

He’ll be minus his truck too.


32 posted on 05/21/2014 4:31:25 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: deport

Our leaders do not care about Americans in Mexican jails. Heck they do not even care about Americans in Benghazi compounds. They have no love in their hearts for Americans. And they have no love in their hearts for the American Constitution.


33 posted on 05/21/2014 4:31:55 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: deport

Resolving this is simple. Send a fleet and blockade Mexico’s ports, Deny their ships harbor in American ports, and deny access to Mexicans and their trucks at the Border. Watch how fast this is resolved once those corrupt pieces of garbage down south have their money supply cut off.

If we can ship guns and fund the cartels, why not just send in Special Forces for a hostage rescue then deny the whole thing ever happened?


34 posted on 05/21/2014 5:27:28 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: deport

Close that border crossing (both ways) until Mexico returns our Marine.


35 posted on 05/21/2014 6:01:36 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: deport

There are so many ways for the President to resolve this issue immediately and get him back, it’s absurd for them to act “stuck” at all.


36 posted on 05/21/2014 9:21:07 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Drew68

“How did he mistakenly cross into Mexico with guns? The article doesn’t say.”

His missed his off ramp on the freeway. It’s that easy in that part of the country.

It used to be like that in downtown El Paso, but they’ve made it a bit clearer since 9/11. I drove into Mexico a number of times and only noticed when the stop signs said “ALTO.”

Remnant of the days when the border was a friendlier place.


37 posted on 05/22/2014 7:57:03 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: McGavin999

They should send a squad of marines down there to make sure he reports for duty.


38 posted on 05/22/2014 7:58:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Obama agrees that the man should be jailed for possessing firearms.

That’s why he’s not much interested in getting him out.


39 posted on 05/22/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Talisker

see post 39


40 posted on 05/22/2014 8:00:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: deport

At least Dear Leader found time to meet with the Seattle Seahawks yesterday.

Our government treats illegal alien felons better than our vets.


41 posted on 05/22/2014 8:18:18 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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