Skip to comments.Extortion call, somber visit bring nightmare home for parents of Marine jailed in Mexico
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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(sniff) my President!!!!
Now he was a CIC you would be proud to serve under.:)
Makes you wonder about the person who told them it was okay, whether it was a setup.
Too bad we don’t have any American goverment representatives to address this outrage.
I did, I was!!!
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!
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.
Hey, hussein, just play another round of golf while our citizens are being murdered by mexicans and illegal pedohiles work for your democratic senators.
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.
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 ?
Update here from a fellow Freeper helping Jon:
(Right on Steve!)
Thanks my FRiend!
Thank you.:) Praying Jon’s home by Christmas.