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Haditha Hero- L/Cpl Stephen Tatum
Darryl Sharratt

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 don’t want medals, they don’t 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 Justin’s 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 Tatum’s need our support to return Stephen home.

God Bless Our Haditha Marines

Darryl Sharratt

www.defendourmarines.com


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KEYWORDS: defendourmarines; haditha; iraq; lcplstephentatum; marines; pendleton; stephentatum

1 posted on 07/13/2007 10:18:05 PM PDT by darrylsharratt
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To: darrylsharratt

They have my support. God Bless all our soldiers and Marines. I pray this PC garbage does not befall any of them ever again.


2 posted on 07/13/2007 10:21:29 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: darrylsharratt

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.


3 posted on 07/13/2007 10:27:22 PM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: RedRover; freema; Girlene

(( ping ))


4 posted on 07/13/2007 10:29:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: darrylsharratt

Semper fidelis BUMP!


5 posted on 07/13/2007 10:29:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: darrylsharratt

God bless your son and his fellow Marines and prayers of strength and comfort to all your families in these difficult times.


6 posted on 07/13/2007 10:32:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...)
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing; Darkwolf377; doug from upland; Doctor Raoul

(( ping ))
Post from Darryl Sharratt.


7 posted on 07/13/2007 10:34:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: darrylsharratt

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.


8 posted on 07/13/2007 10:38:06 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: darrylsharratt

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.


9 posted on 07/13/2007 10:38:11 PM PDT by doug from upland ((Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project))
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To: darrylsharratt

bttt


10 posted on 07/13/2007 10:44:25 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: freema; SandRat

Ping!


11 posted on 07/13/2007 10:55:04 PM PDT by indcons (Liberals, circa 1960s, spat at the troops. Now, they shoot to kill instead.)
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To: darrylsharratt; jazusamo; lilycicero; matchgirl; W04Man; GitmoSailor; Just A Nobody; kristinn; ...
Stephen and the Tatum family will have our support, Sir.

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...

SEMPER FIDELIS


12 posted on 07/13/2007 10:58:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: darrylsharratt

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.


13 posted on 07/13/2007 11:10:29 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: smoothsailing
Bump! We support you all also.


14 posted on 07/14/2007 1:17:52 AM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE CONTINUE ON TO VICTORY!)
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To: W04Man; All
This is the main thread for the LCpl Tatum hearing: Haditha Article 32: LCpl. Stephen B. Tatum. You'll always find the latest news there as well as on individual threads.
15 posted on 07/14/2007 5:29:29 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: 4woodenboats; aculeus; American Cabalist; AmericanYankee; AndrewWalden; Antoninus; AliVeritas; ...

16 posted on 07/14/2007 5:31:01 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: darrylsharratt
Stephen is firm in his belief he followed the ROE, used his Marine Corps training and survived an insurgent ambush.

Thankyou for this post. The Tatums and all the accused Haditha Marines have our support.
17 posted on 07/14/2007 5:40:47 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: darrylsharratt

Thank you for your post, Darryl, we’re here to support all these Marines.


18 posted on 07/14/2007 6:54:54 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: darrylsharratt

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


19 posted on 07/14/2007 6:57:22 AM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: darrylsharratt
On Monday 16 July 2007, L/Cpl Stephen Tatum will face an Article 32 hearing

We'll be here.

20 posted on 07/14/2007 7:26:45 AM PDT by lilycicero (defendourmarines.com)
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To: darrylsharratt

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.


21 posted on 07/14/2007 8:39:00 AM PDT by ticked
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To: darrylsharratt

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.


22 posted on 07/14/2007 12:25:02 PM PDT by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor and a Marine! Frodo Lives!)
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To: darrylsharratt
From Michelle Malkins site: The Marine Corps is dropping all charges against a lance corporal who was accused of involuntary manslaughter in a squad’s killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in 2005. The Marines dropped the case against 26-year-old Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum on Friday as jury selection was about to begin for his court-martial at Camp Pendleton. He had also been charged with reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

So, when do you think Cut and run Murtha will apoloize....yeah, me too.

23 posted on 03/28/2008 2:24:14 PM PDT by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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