Skip to comments.FROM A HADITHA MARINE FAMILY- FINALLY IT'S OVER
Posted on 08/09/2007 9:04:39 AM PDT by darrylsharratt
From A Haditha Marine Family- Its Finally Over
At 7:00 PST, 9 August 2007 Justin and his attorney met with a Marine Corps representative in an office at Camp Pendleton, CA. At this time, my son LCpl Justin Sharratt, was handed an official Marine Corps Disposition of Charges document declaring the charges stemming from the 19 November 2005 Haditha engagement have been officially dismissed. The last line of the two page Disposition Of Charges document ended with these words from the General, And as you have always remained cloaked in the presumption of innocence, with this dismissal of charges, you remain in the eyes of the law- and in my eyes- innocent. Lt. Gen James T. Mattis
Jim RobinsonMy family would like to offer you a sincere and deep felt thank you. During our darkest days you allowed us to publish our story here on Free Republic. When others went deaf, you listened and you heard. Our belief in God, our belief in the innocence of our son and the support and prayers of the American people helped us through this rough ordeal. Our family has met a group of American patriots here on FR that my words fall short in thanking. You helped us through these trying times with your support, thoughts and financial assistance. My family is truly proud to be an American family. You took us in and made us part of Your Family. For that I can never thank you enough.
With the Generals announcement of the exoneration of my son, LCpl Justin L. Sharratt, part of our journey has ended. Another has just begun. We will put our lives together and continue the fight for the remaining Haditha Marines. By now, you know these men. They are part of my family and I know you have made them part of yours. My son served with these men and he would have given up his life for them. I hope to find justice for these Marines and the battle has just begun. God Bless.
Redrover, Madison Marine, Girlene, Marine Uncle, Eagles6, Semper Fi Mom, Jazusamo, 4 woodenboats, LanceyHoward, brityank, pinkpanther, Chickenhawk Warmonger, RaceBannon, xzins, velveeta, freema and others- names, with no faces. You helped my family through this and we may never be able to express our gratitude. Thank You!!!!!!
God Bless Our Haditha Marines Darryl, Theresa, Jaclyn, LCpl Justin Sharratt
Marine Corps should apologize by allowing these Marines to choose their next assignment.
Fantastic news, indeed.
I wonder if this will make the MSM reports?
Praise God, Mr. Sharratt! I am crying tears of joy for your family—for your fine son!
Praise God! It is over.
And this insane government of ours ALLOWS the attacking of our fighting men and women who have entered and acted in combat at the full risk of their lives in serving and defending their country.
I am a vet of the Nam era. This ALL makes me sick that our military heros are subjected to this type of harasssment when they act in combat. Would this not make a great piece for recruiting posters? Great motivation and respect builder for the military, that they even allow this kind of crap to take place. Can you imagine how WW2 would have turned out if the anti-military, traitorous media and communists like the ACLU had been allowed to harass and accuse our troops???
So glad to hear this news. I can’t even imagine what your family went through.
presumptionof innocence while we wreck your life ... sure, thanks USMC.
Sometimes you have to wonder why men put themselves in jeopardy not so much with the enemy as the military bureaucracy that lets public opinion forged by the left dictate how they run the war.
One of my sons is joining the Army and, frankly, I am more concerned about the aspect of his being falsely accused and having his life/reputation trashed for years than I am the insurgents and their IEDs.
Wouldn’t it be great if our politicians had spines and they brought John Murtha up on treason charges?
ping. If you haven’t seen yet.
“with this dismissal of charges, you remain in the eyes of the law- and in my eyes- innocent. Lt. Gen James T. Mattis”
Nothing wishy-washy there!
You see the same thing kind of thing happening to police and the border patrol. This world is turning completely upside down.
Praise God! Your family will remain in our prayers.
The nightmare is over!! Thank goodness. Prayers for all good things in the future!!
A Hallelujah Bump!
Great news for persevering in times of trouble.
God bless and keep you, your wonderful son, your family, and all the brave marines he serves with.
Prayer to St. Michael:
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be thou our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
"Libel! Who? Me?"
Good news indeed. I celebrate with you today!
Mr. Sharratt, Praise God, it’s over. Please thank your son for me for protecting and defending us. Thank you for raising such a fine young man. I know your family went through a lot but a lot of people were praying for you during your ordeal. God bless you, your son, your familiy and God PLEASE bless America!
God bless your son and all those who stand between us and the barbarians at the gate, and God bless you for raising him the way you did.
Thank God that your son is now done with this. God bless him, and your family.
Oh, and since no one has said this recently, thank your son for his service to our country.
God bless your whole family, Darryl.
It’s wonderful that this is over for all of you and I’m very glad that you’ll be working in support for the remaining Haditha Marines.
This is wonderful news! I hope this nightmare soon ends for the other marines. Please thank your son for his service to our country.
I am so happy for you all. God bless you and keep you.
Bless you and your family and fine son. Thank you for your kind words to us here at FR.
Be sure that we will be dealing with the Congressman who started this.
Wonderful news, hearty congratualtions!
“in my eyes- innocent”
Lt. General Mattis
God Bless you all and Godspeed, Justin.
Sometimes justice seems a bit thin on the ground these days.
Thank you Thomas More Law Center.
Fire up the trumpet section, Joshua! My swabbie father is a section leader with the trombones.
Yeeehaaa - attaboy.
Thank your son and all his Marine unit for their service.
God Bless You All.
HIP HIP HOORAY!
HIP HIP HOORAY!
HIP HIP HOORAY!
God bless you all, from our USMC family to yours!
This is such good news. Small comfort after all your son and family have endured, but I am encouraged by Gen. Mattis’ comments. I am probably wrong, but would like to think that, without the fanning of the flames done by MSM and the likes of John Murtha, this would never have gotten so far.
Thank you to you and your family for enduring this, in the hopes that it may keep other innocent young men from having to go through similar.
Congratulations to all of you. God love you.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!
Good news bump!
Darryl, Theresa, Jaclyn, LCpl Justin Sharratt,
Great news! I got Theresa’s email this morning through the 3/1 grapevine.
Your son is a true hero. All the best to him and the Haditha Marines.