Skip to comments.Marine jailed in Mexico receives order to report to USMC superiors
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."
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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.
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...
they are railroading him. obama wants him railroaded out.
He should demand a sex change.
Some Marines need to go and recreate the Battle of Veracruz, the acts of General Winfield Scott, and a host of others.
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....
How did he mistakenly cross into Mexico with guns? The article doesn’t say.
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!
Our new and improved US Marine Corps is getting ready to set him up.
Need to remind those 3rd World leftist taco twisters what “The Halls of Montezuma” means.
I think they see it as UA...they probably want him out
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My husband (USMC ret.) is talking like that.
Go get him!
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.
Every Marine I have ever known talks like that! ;-)
That was my first thought...
I certainly hope not...but with these SOB's I would not be surprised...
He’ll be minus his truck too.
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.
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?
Close that border crossing (both ways) until Mexico returns our Marine.
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.
“How did he mistakenly cross into Mexico with guns? The article doesnt 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.
They should send a squad of marines down there to make sure he reports for duty.
Obama agrees that the man should be jailed for possessing firearms.
That’s why he’s not much interested in getting him out.
see post 39
At least Dear Leader found time to meet with the Seattle Seahawks yesterday.
Our government treats illegal alien felons better than our vets.
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