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Haditha- People still don't get it
Darryl Sharratt

Posted on 08/11/2007 11:31:07 PM PDT by darrylsharratt

I may sound like a babbling, elated old man, but I know I can vent with the supporters on FR.

I got a haircut on Friday morning of this week. I was sitting in the chair getting the deed done and the stylist was trying to make the usual small talk. She talked about her family and I talked about mine. I told her I had a son about her age, 22-23. She then asked if he was around here. I said no, that he was in San Diego. She queried, does he work in San Diego. I told her he works with fifty thousand of the finest young men this country has to offer. He's a United States Marine. She said,,OH.

They still don't get it! They may never understand!

I don't want an answer to this post. Just an elated father babbling his thoughts to people who care, who know and who get it!

God Bless Our Haditha Marines

Darryl

God Bless Our Haditha Marines


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: haditha; marines

1 posted on 08/11/2007 11:31:09 PM PDT by darrylsharratt
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To: darrylsharratt

Babble away, sir.
You’ve shown us all how to stay strong and keep the faith.

Semper Fi.


2 posted on 08/11/2007 11:36:37 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: darrylsharratt

I know what you mean.

I have been blessed enough to have been raised next to (and returned here after college) Fort Hood, Texas, home to 40,000+ of the finest men and women in this country. I am very proud that my friends, neighbors, and customers serve their country, and I am humbled to be able to serve them back.

What these people (like your son) do as a routine is so much bigger than themselves, yet they do it mostly without complaint, and in anonymity.

I am happy that your son was cleared, Mr. Sharratt, and I am proud of him, too. Thank you for your sacrifice, as well.


3 posted on 08/11/2007 11:37:38 PM PDT by Tex Pete
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To: darrylsharratt
I shall BUMP to your relief, elation, and pride.

FReegards & Semper Fi!
4 posted on 08/11/2007 11:43:58 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: darrylsharratt
Don't consider this an answer, just a message. You'll get it.

A$$holes of the world (turn on speakers)

I and other freepers stand with you, Mr. Sharratt, and are humbled by your strength of character and perserverence. It is no wonder that your son turned out to be the noble man he is with you as his dad.

5 posted on 08/11/2007 11:44:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Liberal ideas can be hilarious in peacetime, in wartime they're life-threatening)
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To: darrylsharratt

Semper fidelis,
LH


6 posted on 08/11/2007 11:45:21 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: darrylsharratt

I get it and I appreciate your post, this thread, and your son’s service for our country.


7 posted on 08/11/2007 11:45:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: darrylsharratt
She's just got nothing to add.... she could only wish she'd have a boy that could become a young man in the Marine Corps.

Then she could say ," We both have sons that are the finest warriors and defenders of our country."

.... but maybe she can only say..."Your son is a Marine, Oh...well my son is shoveling sh#t in Louisiana.".....

8 posted on 08/11/2007 11:47:33 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: darrylsharratt

JagHunter has excellent coverage of the Haditha mess. I hope our guys come out on top. I wish Bush would give limited pardons to our guys because it’s become too divisive an issue. If Lieutenant Calley can be pardoned then so should they.

http://jaghunters.blogspot.com/


9 posted on 08/11/2007 11:47:42 PM PDT by Wills Powers
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To: darrylsharratt
Happiness sure is a wonderfull thing, isn't it? Give your son my best. I'm celebrating the good news STILL, so I can't even imagine your joy.

Nam Vet

10 posted on 08/11/2007 11:51:38 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Timely reporting from Attila's right flank)
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To: darrylsharratt

11 posted on 08/11/2007 11:54:34 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred")
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To: darrylsharratt
Sir:

When you next contact your son, please thank him on my behalf for his service to our Country in such perilous times. We have a volunteer military now, so his choice of career has special meaning.

Also, please allow me extend my gratitude to you and the rest of your family for raising such an honorable and brave young man.

Hearing stories about young Americans like your son gives me hope for the future of America. You have a right to be both pissed off and proud.

12 posted on 08/11/2007 11:58:57 PM PDT by etcetera ("Victory over the insurgency is the only meaningful exit strategy." Henry Kissinger)
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To: Wills Powers
I wish Bush would give limited pardons to our guys because it’s become too divisive an issue.

Hogwash.

Exoneration, dismissal of all charges by General Mattis, it's the only way to end this travesty with honor and protect and defend the future of these Marines and the USMC itself.

There is no place in this for President Bush.

13 posted on 08/11/2007 11:59:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Liberal ideas can be hilarious in peacetime, in wartime they're life-threatening)
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To: darrylsharratt

I wish I could go to the barber and get a haircut for $10 instead of a $75 one from the stylist.

Best wishes to you and your son.


14 posted on 08/11/2007 11:59:55 PM PDT by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: JillValentine

My barber does haircuts for 8 bucks, and his TV is always tuned to FOXNEWS.


15 posted on 08/12/2007 12:08:22 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Liberal ideas can be hilarious in peacetime, in wartime they're life-threatening)
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To: Wills Powers

Well, Calley was Nixon’s pardon, and Nixon isn’t in office anymore.

That pardon was wrong, but on the other side of the issue a lot of the people calling for Calley’s head were just the pot calling the kettle black. And Captain Medina was completely railroaded - even a famous liberal lawyer was willing to step in to defend him.


16 posted on 08/12/2007 12:12:16 AM PDT by conserveababe
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To: smoothsailing

But does he cut a woman’s long hair for 8 bucks?


17 posted on 08/12/2007 12:14:39 AM PDT by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: darrylsharratt
I am grateful to your son, and to you. I know that my freedom and the freedom of my family was paid for by the blood of other peoples sons and daughters. I do think that most people feel the same. There are always those vocal critics of everything American that give a different impression, but the truth will always surface eventually. Haditha is a great case in point.
18 posted on 08/12/2007 12:19:56 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: JillValentine

His wife does, although I’m not certain of the price for that. I’ll ask next time I go. I can’t imagine it would be much, certainly nothing near 75 bucks.


19 posted on 08/12/2007 12:30:19 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Liberal ideas can be hilarious in peacetime, in wartime they're life-threatening)
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To: RedRover; jazusamo

pingaroo


20 posted on 08/12/2007 12:32:39 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Liberal ideas can be hilarious in peacetime, in wartime they're life-threatening)
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To: darrylsharratt

Mr. Sharratt, I’m just going to go ahead and pretend that she just said, “Oh.” because she was fighting the big lump in her throat because of your son, the hero. She was overwhelmed with emotion and gratefulness. She didn’t know what else to say at that point, so she says nothing else.

Later, when she went home, she berated herself profusely, “I should have said ‘please thank your son for me.”

That is my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Oh, and please tell your son “thank you” for me—and my family. :^)


21 posted on 08/12/2007 1:04:24 AM 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: darrylsharratt

John 15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Heaven is going to be full of soldiers who endured hardship for His eternal peace.


22 posted on 08/12/2007 1:38:33 AM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Christ's Kingdom on Earth is the answer. What is your question?)
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To: darrylsharratt

I 2 sons, both are Marines and have a total of 6 deployments between them to both Iraq and Afganistan.

They both are 10 times the man I was on my best day.

God bless all the Marines; may their tribe increase.


23 posted on 08/12/2007 5:08:19 AM PDT by good1
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To: good1

OOPS

I have 2 sons . . .


24 posted on 08/12/2007 5:09:11 AM PDT by good1
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To: darrylsharratt
Inquiring minds want to know if your hair looked like this when you walked in the barber shop:
; )

Oh, and BTW...it's a two way street. 50,000 young men work with one of the finest young men this country has to offer.

25 posted on 08/12/2007 5:11:14 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: darrylsharratt

[God Bless Our Haditha Marines]

And may the Lord Jesus save them from renegade liberal politicians who HATE God and Country and Justice and have no qualms about railroading them into jail for doing their duty, such as the Haditha Eight; a case based on the testimony of Al Qlqueda terrorists who are friends of the democrats.


26 posted on 08/12/2007 5:19:57 AM PDT by kindred (I am voting conservatives like Hunter, No vote for Rudy or other rinos.Third Party.)
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To: darrylsharratt

You get your hair cut by a stylist? Bwhahahahaha!


27 posted on 08/12/2007 5:23:44 AM PDT by metesky (Brought To You By Satriales Aerosol PorkChop Mist - The Finest New Jersey Has To Offer!)
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To: Wills Powers; darrylsharratt
Darryl, I understand your pride in your son, my son too is a Marine. I understand your frustration with the public at large. At an event this spring my Blue Star Mother wife and I were seated with a couple of limp wrist libs (you make the best of it). Mrs. Limp Wrist asked me, upon learning that my son stands in the breach, "How do you feel about that?" I stated, "I hope he makes neat round dots in terrorist foreheads." Mrs. LW's eyes got big, conversation ceased and it was actually a pleasant event from then on.

Will Powers: If Lieutenant Calley can be pardoned then so should they.

I have come to the conclusion that terrorist sympathizers (All Democrats and the MSM) in our country want to make sure that in the future, people will be able to name more than one face associated with "atrocities" in "Bush's" war. Think about it, the overwhelming majority of Americans, if they are asked to name a Vietnam "atrocity" say Calley. There are no others because in truth, there were few or none others. This kind of deflates the left wing trash's (like dishonorable Murtha)contention that our military turns normal young men into violent murderers. Abu Grab (I know I spelled it wrong) easily rolls off the tongues of the uninformed. The trash want to make sure that Haditha and other manufactured "crimes" just as easily roll off. They know many Americans are incapable of discriminating the crucial differences especially if fed pablum by Keith Obersturmbanfuhrermann, Prissy Matthews and Stephi.

28 posted on 08/12/2007 5:26:08 AM PDT by RushLake (Democrats/MSM have never met a terrorist they didn't like.)
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To: conserveababe

There’s really no similiarity between the cases. A pardon can only come after a conviction and after the appeals process has run its course. We’re not even close to any convictions in the Haditha case.

BTW, the pardon for Calley was issued during Ford’s presidency, not Nixon’s. The process takes a long time. If there are any convictions for Haditha, the next president will be the who could grant a pardon.


29 posted on 08/12/2007 5:50:38 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: darrylsharratt

Well, now you know what a Murtha voter is like!


30 posted on 08/12/2007 5:55:59 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: smoothsailing

It is getting hard to find barber shops nowadays. Hair styling places are taking over. I prefer the old fashioned barber shops.


31 posted on 08/12/2007 6:12:34 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: darrylsharratt

You have the right to be very proud, carry on at will.


32 posted on 08/12/2007 6:46:01 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: darrylsharratt
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

33 posted on 08/12/2007 7:14:26 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: RedRover

Thanks for clarifying to issue. I incorrectly thought that there had been multiple convictions in this case. I apologize.

All prosecutions are political and these cases serve the political purpose of appeasing our Iraqi “allies” concerns about supposed mistreatment of Iraqi civilians and combatants.

Bush should order his ministers to dismiss these Haditha cases. That is a political decision. I am hearing that a lot of the evidence is being made up and falsified by the NCIS.

There have been other convictions over supposed atrocities in Iraq. Why not pardon the enlisted involved in Abu Ghraib? After all, if the higher ups knew and were complicit then why should they go scott free while the enlisted get the shaft? End this divisive issue!!-—issue limited pardons to the convicted and lets get on with prosecuting the war instead of our own troops!


34 posted on 08/12/2007 11:50:41 AM PDT by Wills Powers
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To: Wills Powers

Agree 100%!


35 posted on 08/12/2007 12:21:22 PM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: darrylsharratt

Babble away.

...and make sure your Marine has a cold beer waiting for him when he gets home. ;O)


36 posted on 08/12/2007 12:43:48 PM PDT by rwsteel (One man can change the world. Wanna see how? Here! Hold muh beer and watch this...)
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To: darrylsharratt

LOL

I always go with the

“I know I may not look like much - but I raised a Marine......”

I keep my black beret in a specal place in the closet - next the uniform that, for some odd reason, no longer seems to fit......


37 posted on 08/12/2007 5:17:05 PM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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To: freema

Freema-—Nahhhhh. Couldn’t wear my Marines hat-the one that says My Son Is A United States Marine-— When I left it was a #2 buzz along the sides and 1/2 inch on top. For 14 bucks, I want it to last.

God Bless Our Haditha Marines
Darryl


38 posted on 08/12/2007 8:17:18 PM PDT by darrylsharratt
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To: darrylsharratt
Semper Fi

Eagles UP to all FREEPERS!

39 posted on 08/12/2007 8:27:04 PM PDT by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN OLD FEMALE FREEPER!)
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To: darrylsharratt

I should have bet money that’s what you came out with-

Shoot, boot camp alone was enough to take the curl out of mine- I looked like a broom by the end of boot camp. I would have bet money that’s what you looked like walking in. I figured it would be standing straight up. The only other thing I could imagine after all of this, was it had all fallen out, but then you wouldn’t have needed a cut.


40 posted on 08/13/2007 2:49:34 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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