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Extortion call, somber visit bring nightmare home for parents of Marine jailed in Mexico
Foxnews.com ^ | 12-13-12 | Joseph J. Kolb

Posted on 12/13/2012 9:10:38 AM PST by 444Flyer

The father of a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico after being caught with his grandfather's antique shotgun heard the fear in his son's voice and felt helpless.

The phone call came at midnight from Mexico's notorious CEDES prison, where Jon Hammar Jr. has been held since August. The caller demanded $1,800, then put Hammar on to drive the point home.

"They're serious, Dad," Jon Hammar Sr. heard his son say. "I'll pay you back; they are going to kill me."

Hammar, who faced down Iraqi insurgents in the final push on Fallujah in 2004, has been in dangerous situations before. But his treatment in the infamous prison, where Mexico's murderous Los Zetas and Gulf drug cartels hold sway, has his family fearing for the 27-year-old's life -- and begging the Obama administration for help. Hammar was arrested in the Mexican border city of Matamoros on Aug. 13, after declaring to a Mexican customs agent that he possessed an antique shotgun he was carrying through the country on his way to Costa Rica, where he and a pal planned to surf and forget the horrors of war that plagued Hammar long after his honorable discharge in 2007.

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To: kimtom

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21 posted on 12/13/2012 10:16:26 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

Thanks!!!!

(sniff) my President!!!!


22 posted on 12/13/2012 10:20:53 AM PST by kimtom (USA on the Brink, Now Falling over the edge)
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To: kimtom

Now he was a CIC you would be proud to serve under.:)


23 posted on 12/13/2012 10:32:45 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

Makes you wonder about the person who told them it was okay, whether it was a setup.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 10:37:05 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: 444Flyer

Too bad we don’t have any American goverment representatives to address this outrage.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 10:37:07 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 444Flyer

I did, I was!!!


26 posted on 12/13/2012 10:54:24 AM PST by kimtom (USA on the Brink, Now Falling over the edge)
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To: 444Flyer

Let some Mexican come to our country and rape and kill a bunch of little girls and then gets the death penalty. Watch Mexico and all the “do-gooders” protest!


27 posted on 12/13/2012 11:12:45 AM PST by Terry Mross (I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if something big happens.)
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To: 444Flyer

The saddest/most infuriating part about all of this is that if the young man is actually convicted of a gun crime in Mexico, he will lose all rights here to keep or bear arms.

BTW, all of those saying that this wouldn’t have occurred under another administration are correct - even under Carter they’d have just confiscated the gun and sent him back. Seems to me that a few Marines should go across the border and grab a few of their border guards, all of whom will be released as soon as our guy is released without any harm and without any criminal record. Either that, or just shoot a bunch and send out an anonymous You Tube video saying that this is just the start unless our guy is released.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 11:58:45 AM PST by Ancesthntr (FReeper and under NSA surveillance since 2000.)
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To: 444Flyer

Hey, hussein, just play another round of golf while our citizens are being murdered by mexicans and illegal pedohiles work for your democratic senators.


29 posted on 12/13/2012 12:13:15 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Steve Newton; All
Silver Star Families are fighting to get this young combat Marine home.

FREEING JON HAMMAR

Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 7:11:25 PM by Steve Newton

The Silver Star Families of America work to free Lance Corporal Hammar.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/vetscor/2968566/posts?page=2

30 posted on 12/13/2012 7:41:02 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer
I saw this story on the Local Network TV news for the first time just now . This is unbelievable.

the news urged people to call their senators

What does the US consulate in Mexico do ?

Story broke on local LA talk radio and spread.

Why did the US border authorities let him pass through with the weapon knowing he would be arrested in Mexico ?

doesnt the Marines teach their people basic international law ?

31 posted on 12/13/2012 11:34:42 PM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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I just heard about this Wednesday night. This is infuriating! Couldn't believe Jon Hammar has been going through this since August! And neither Obama (in the midst of his reelection bid and then Benghazi) or his State Department lifted their little pinkie to help free this former United States Marine combat veteran. A Marine who served under this pathetic 'CIC' Obama (a title he doesn't deserve obviously).
32 posted on 12/14/2012 7:46:28 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Steve Newton; Little Ray; kimtom; eyeamok; Triple; Darksheare; Doogle; OldNavyVet; SaraJohnson; ...

Update here from a fellow Freeper helping Jon:

(Right on Steve!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/vetscor/2968566/posts?page=6#6


33 posted on 12/14/2012 7:55:30 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

Thanks my FRiend!


34 posted on 12/14/2012 3:47:10 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Steve Newton

Thank you.:) Praying Jon’s home by Christmas.

Semper Fi!


35 posted on 12/14/2012 3:53:50 PM PST by 444Flyer
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