Skip to comments.BEGINNING OUR LIVES AGAIN
Posted on 01/30/2012 9:24:12 PM PST by Semper Fi Mom
The Haditha incident is finally over for our family. It has been a grueling 6+ years for all of us and time for us to start over.
The decision our son made at his court martial was the right one for him and his three girls. A decision that made all of us proud. Proud of his courage, proud of his outstanding ability to take responsibility for the actions of his squad, proud of the life he has made for his girls.
Although some of you may disagree with his decision, it was the best one for him and his family and we stand by him unconditionally.
To those who have stood behind our son for the past 6+ years, there are no words to express our gratitude. You have shown your love and support by your words and actions. For that we will always be indebted to you. We could not have made it without you.
As we begin to try to heal our wounds, we hope you will keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. I am all Army but for you...
The liberal asshats and political jerk-offs can say whatever they want about your son, but the rest of us KNOW that he served honorably and faithfully. No shame. No shame. No remorse. He was, is and will always be a true hero.
USMC! Hell yeah!
God bless you, your son and his family. This nation owes him a debt of gratitude that cannot ever be repaid. His service to this nation is priceless.
To quote Allen West, “war is hell” and any of us who have not been there cannot second guess decisions made is the blink of an eye. Freepers know this. Blessings to your family.
May God continue to bless you and your family.
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For what it's worth, I have probably read every post pertaining to the Haditha ambush, including the trial, and I haven't seen anybody second-guess Frank's decision. That would be ludicrous. Some freepers (including me) were disappointed Frank didn't get the full exoneration he deserved, but in the end, he HAS been exonerated of all the serious charges the cowardly Pentagon maliciously leveled at him, and most importantly, he's a free man who can take care of his children and get on with his life. I have absolutely no doubt he will be successful in whatever he does.
Again, congratulations to you and your family on the end of your ordeal.
And thanks for your kind post.
Semper Fi MAC
Thank you for taking the time to post this. Our Heavenly Father will set the permanent record straight. Continued prayers for His Comfort, Protection and Blessings for all who have endured. (In Christ’s Holy Name.)
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Thanks for the ping, LH.
Never doubted the decisions made by SSgt Wuterich.
The Haditha Marines and their families will always be in our prayers, Semper Fi Mom.
I have no doubt Frank made the best decision for his circumstance. This should never have happened but now it is finally over and Frank and your family can move to the next phase of your lives.
Being the mom of a soldier with two tours in Iraq, one of which was the 2008 Battle for Sadr, your family’s situation was all too real to me. I can only imagine your relief that this is finally over.
Salute to your son.
Thank you and your son for your strength and courage.
Please remember that many folks consider him a patriot and share, in some small measure, your pride in him.
Best regards from our family to yours.
G0d bless you all!
God Bless you, your son and all of the family.
Most Americans may soon forget about Haditha (if they haven't already), but we will never forget this injustice and you will always be in our thoughts.
Our prayers have been with the Haditha Marines from the outset. From the outset something smelled to high heaven.
In my view, SSgt Wuterich is persecuted for a “thought crime”, a “word crime”. There is nothing about “shoot first, questions later” that is not a complete summary of the ROE that day when one combines the specific rules of “reasonable PID” and “protect self and unit”.
It is so flimsy that it cries for a presidential pardon. Perhaps our next president will have the courage to smack those who did this and exonerate Frank.
Our prayers remain with you all.
We can hope that the many prayers lifted up over time shall be answered in full, and blessings yet unseen or expected shall come to past for the whole Wuterich family.
Marines are always in my prayers.
Tet68 USMC RVN 66-68
Your son and your family have been in our hearts and our prayers. We have never doubted your son and believe him to be a hero. Please convey the gratitude of my family to your son.
The Lord bless you and keep you always.
May God bless and keep them, every one.
We are glad to see this turned out as well as could be expected, short of complete exoneration (which would have been appropriate). Our sons did 5 tours in Iraq with the USMC, one was gravely injured, a CT Marine. But Frank has paid a great cost over the years, waiting for his name to be cleared, waiting to achieve some justice for his service and sacrifice.
Best wishes for only happy times for your family for the future.
For all of us who have been supportive of our men and women in uniform I ask that you remember it doesn't end here. Let's NEVER forget that John Murtha gave aid and comfort to our enemies in trying to take the careers and freedom from these Marines.
We owe it to everyone who has served this wonderful country to join the effort to TAKE ACTION and stop the naming of a commissioned ship after John Murtha.
May God Bless him and your whole family.
Thank you so much for posting this, Mom.
It’s wonderful for all of you that this is finally over, it’s something none of you should have had to go through in the first place.
Frank made the absolute right decision and an honorable one, your family will be together again.
May God Bless you all!
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
It was easy and the right thing to do supporting you and the other Marine families. Fellow freepers are pretty awesome people too! Live well!
I signed the petition, proudly and gratefully.
With prayers and HooooooooAh!
God Bless You!
I can’t imagine sending my son off to the USMC, having him go off to Iraq risking his life, and then watching that same outfit prosecute this case against him and his buddies. I have total respect and admiration for Marines, but I have virtually no respect for the USMC brass and Pentagon powers-that-be.
Alas, he did make the right decision for him and his kids. God bless the entire Wuterich family.
Your son is a hero.
May God bless and keep your family!!!
I believe the current SecNav, a former Democrat governor of Mississippi, is the one who picked the name for the new amphibious transport ship. We can only hope he gets voted out before they complete the build.
Rosemarie, not sure that I can express my thoughts any better than RedRover has in post #16. Besides, my screen is blurry from the tears welled-up in my eyes.
God Bless you all and God Bless all our Haditha Marines and their families.
Thank you for taking the time to post this.
As has been said already, many of us here will never forget Frank's strength and honor.
Your family does have my thoughts, prayers, and respect. And thank you for raising such a wonderful son who has served us (his country, squad, and the Marine Corps) well.
God’s best to each of you as you move forward in His grace and with His blessing.
I trust Frank will do well in his new career path(s), and find grace and strength from God to remain “always faithful” in all the obligations and relationships he has been entrusted with.
Enjoy your son and granddaughters!
How very true.
Your son is Home, Alive, in one piece and still young enough to be able to work and make a living.
God Bless you and your family! :)
WOW! Thanks for posting, Semper Fi Mom. God bless you, Frank, your families and your friends. America’s finest.
Thanks to families and friends of all who have served, all who are serving and all who will serve in the future.
God bless the Wuterichs
Here’s what history will say:
“Tripoli, Chapultepec, Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Tarawa, Guam, Tinian, Saipan, Peleliu,
Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Inchon, Chosin Reservoir, Hue City,
Khe Sanh, Grenada, Beirut, Kuwait, Helmand, Al Anbar, Fallujah, Ramadi, Al-Qa’im, and...
U.S. Marines fought bravely and well in all these places. The Drinking lamp is now lit!
Hoist a glass to all Devil Dogs!
Dittos to your statements.
God Bless you and your family! :)
AMEN to what RaceBannon said above! God bless you and your family, Semper Fi Mom. We are grateful for your son's service (and also for your and your family's sacrifice) to our great country.
Thank you for the ping, RaceBannon.
There but for the grace of God...
My son went through Haditha shortly before yours did.
Words cannot express my admiration for your son and for you and your family. Your courage humbles me. May God bless and keep you safe always.
Your son is in my prayers.
May prayers help you and your family find quiet and love during the year’s that follow.
God Bless the Marine’s for they save all of us.
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