Skip to comments.Haditha Hero- L/Cpl Stephen Tatum
Posted on 07/13/2007 10:18:02 PM PDT by darrylsharratt
Haditha Hero- L/Cpl Stephen Tatum
I know these men. Wuterich, Tatum, Chessani, Stone, Grayson and McConnell. When I look into the eyes of my son, L/Cpl Justin Sharratt, I see them. They tell me, sleep well tonight Mr. Sharratt, we will keep you safe. It is the duty entrusted to us, a duty in which we will not falter. They dont want medals, they dont want gold. They need our support.
On Monday 16 July 2007, L/Cpl Stephen Tatum will face an Article 32 hearing questioning his actions in Haditha, Iraq. Stephen and his family will face his accusers, the Government of the United States. The burden is enormous. Jack Zimmerman, parents John and Stephanie, the Tatum family will not be alone in that courtroom. The prayers and support of thousands of Americans will be shining on their son.
Stephen has been the roommate of my son during these trying times. L/Cpl Tatum is an outstanding young man- one of the few, the proud, the brave, a United States Marine. We have had numerous conversations during my visit to California. We talked of his parents, his family, the Marine Corps. I found myself wondering if I was supporting him, or if he was supporting me. At a time when I broke down in Justins hearing he placed his hand on my shoulder to give me strength. He had my six.
Stephen talked about what the Corps meant to him, why our mission in Iraq is important and why he was confident these charges would be dropped. His faith in God and the prayers of thousands have made him strong. Stephen is firm in his belief he followed the ROE, used his Marine Corps training and survived an insurgent ambush. True to the Marine Corps creed he has remained faithful through these false allegations. We talked, not about the case, but of the small things in life. He smiled as he showed me pictures of his girlfriend back home. The Tatums need our support to return Stephen home.
God Bless Our Haditha Marines
They have my support. God Bless all our soldiers and Marines. I pray this PC garbage does not befall any of them ever again.
As the Mom of a son that once served I can not imagine what you must be going through. I do keep your Families in my prayers though. I will continue to do so until all these Hero’s are released.
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Semper fidelis BUMP!
God bless your son and his fellow Marines and prayers of strength and comfort to all your families in these difficult times.
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Post from Darryl Sharratt.
I’m praying for each and every Marine...our warriors...in this awful situation...which should have never happened...I Thank You for your family and your Son for his service to this country.
I left you a message today, Darryl. Thanks for checking in here. Let us know what we can do about Murtha to help you. He should resign.
We'll leave none behind.
I'm old Army,Sir, but in these times and in these cases, I am humbled but proud to say...
I continue to hold these brave men in my heart and in my prayers. They are heroes. God bless you and the other families for raising such selfless, honorable men.
My heart breaks for what you have had to endure, and I am humbled by the strength and courage of everyone touched by this horrendous situation.
Thank you for your post, Darryl, we’re here to support all these Marines.
Me Lie 2 is falling apart at the seams. Hard to win a case that is built on the word of terrorists and politicians.
Pray for W and Our Marines
We'll be here.
You have stood with your son and you are standing with the others. Thank you for being such a strong voice of support for them.
Thank you for making his situation more personal for us. I will be praying. As the mother of two Marines I also pray for the honor of the Corps. This is a black stain on their proud history.
So, when do you think Cut and run Murtha will apoloize....yeah, me too.