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BEGINNING OUR LIVES AGAIN
Rosemarie Wuterich | Jan. 31, 2012 | Semper Fi Mom

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.

Semper Fi


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: haditha

1 posted on 01/30/2012 9:24:14 PM PST by Semper Fi Mom
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To: Semper Fi Mom

You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. I am all Army but for you...

Semper Fi!


2 posted on 01/30/2012 9:29:38 PM PST by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.

Semper Fi.

EK


3 posted on 01/30/2012 9:54:44 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.


4 posted on 01/30/2012 10:27:49 PM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

May God continue to bless you and your family.


5 posted on 01/30/2012 10:31:47 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; xzins; smoothsailing; lilycicero; bigheadfred; ...

(( ping ))


6 posted on 01/30/2012 10:33:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Semper Fi Mom
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.

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 Fidelis,
LH

7 posted on 01/30/2012 10:43:03 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Semper Fi Mom

Rifle.......SALUTE!

Semper Fi MAC


8 posted on 01/30/2012 10:46:18 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.)


9 posted on 01/30/2012 10:49:06 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: RedRover

(( ping ))


10 posted on 01/30/2012 10:49:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard; Semper Fi Mom

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.


11 posted on 01/30/2012 11:15:33 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: 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.


12 posted on 01/31/2012 12:59:39 AM PST by amom
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 2:22:38 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Semper Fi Mom

G0d bless you all!


14 posted on 01/31/2012 3:51:15 AM PST by Pat4ever
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To: Semper Fi Mom

God Bless you, your son and all of the family.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 4:23:30 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Minnehaha NYC; tarheelswamprat; Sergeant Tim; smoothsailing; 4woodenboats; American Cabalist; ...
God bless, Rosemarie. I hope Frank takes some small amount of comfort in knowing that many, many people always believed in him.

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.

16 posted on 01/31/2012 4:32:13 AM PST by RedRover
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To: Semper Fi Mom

Hi Mom,

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.


17 posted on 01/31/2012 5:24:21 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Semper Fi Mom; RedRover

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.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 5:40:09 AM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Semper Fi Mom

Marines are always in my prayers.
Ooooorah.
Tet68 USMC RVN 66-68


19 posted on 01/31/2012 5:45:15 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 5:55:42 AM PST by Shelayne (NO ROMNEY--NOT NOW--NOT EVER!)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

May God bless and keep them, every one.

Tatt


21 posted on 01/31/2012 5:58:41 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.

Semper Fi


22 posted on 01/31/2012 6:34:33 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Semper Fi Mom; Minnehaha NYC; tarheelswamprat; Sergeant Tim; smoothsailing; 4woodenboats; ...
I've followed this nightmare from the beginning. My heart goes out to all of the Marines and their families who endured the torment of being a political objective.

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.

23 posted on 01/31/2012 7:02:13 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative

Bump!


24 posted on 01/31/2012 8:09:12 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Semper Fi Mom

May God Bless him and your whole family.


25 posted on 01/31/2012 8:11:49 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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!


26 posted on 01/31/2012 8:45:38 AM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.


27 posted on 01/31/2012 10:13:12 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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!


28 posted on 01/31/2012 11:04:00 AM PST by lilycicero (Living Free is all that matters!)
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To: Baynative; Semper Fi Mom

I signed the petition, proudly and gratefully.
With prayers and HooooooooAh!
God Bless You!


29 posted on 01/31/2012 11:12:22 AM PST by LibreOuMort (Give me liberty, or give me death! (Patrick Henry))
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To: Semper Fi Mom

Ooh-rah!


30 posted on 01/31/2012 11:30:14 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 11:39:57 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Semper Fi Mom

Your son is a hero.

May God bless and keep your family!!!


32 posted on 01/31/2012 12:36:02 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Semper Fi Mom
God bless you and your family. Though we hoped for full exoneration of your son, I don't think anyone disagreed with his decision. It is good to know that there are still honorable people in this country. Best of luck to you and your family.

Semper Fi

33 posted on 01/31/2012 1:09:23 PM PST by csense
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To: Baynative

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.


34 posted on 01/31/2012 1:16:27 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: RedRover; Semper Fi Mom

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.


35 posted on 01/31/2012 2:58:02 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Semper Fi Mom
God bless you, your son, and your whole family.

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.

36 posted on 01/31/2012 5:02:06 PM PST by delacoert
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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!


37 posted on 01/31/2012 6:11:55 PM PST by srweaver (Never Forget the Judicial Homicide of Terri Schiavo)
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To: RedRover
"...we will never forget this injustice and you will always be in our thoughts."

How very true.

38 posted on 01/31/2012 9:15:21 PM PST by amom
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To: Semper Fi Mom; RaceBannon; stowaway; jjm2111; Mrs.LoneGOPinCT; underbyte; badbackman; Bigfitz; ...

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! :)

Jim Bancroft
USMC 1977-1981


39 posted on 02/01/2012 4:18:13 AM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Semper Fi Mom; All

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.

love


40 posted on 02/01/2012 5:17:37 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Semper Fi Mom

God bless the Wuterichs


41 posted on 02/01/2012 6:05:51 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Semper Fi Mom
Semper Fi Mom, it is obvious that you did something right as a parent to produce this fine Marine. Rank and file Marines support him as do veterans and a sizable proportion of the general population.

What was done to him by the desk jockeys in the Pentagon was unconscionable. Sadly, it is all too frequent that the bureaucrats second-guess the split second decisions made by a combat soldier in good faith.

I hope your son, his wife and children, and all of your family can now proceed with the rest of you lives unimpeded by these ginned-up charges. Thank you and God Bless you!

Saepe Exper­tus, Sem­per Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni!



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

42 posted on 02/01/2012 6:21:34 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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...
HADITHA!
U.S. Marines fought bravely and well in all these places. The Drinking lamp is now lit!
Hoist a glass to all Devil Dogs!
OOH-RAH!”


43 posted on 02/01/2012 12:00:24 PM PST by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: RaceBannon

Dittos to your statements.


44 posted on 02/01/2012 1:17:39 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Semper Fi Mom; RaceBannon
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! :)

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.

45 posted on 02/02/2012 9:36:59 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.


46 posted on 02/03/2012 8:29:08 PM PST by Flora McDonald (Stand the storm!)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

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.


47 posted on 02/03/2012 8:36:13 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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