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December 18, 2012

US Marine Wrongfully Imprisoned in Mexico Needs Our Help (Video)

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Marine veteran Jon Hammar enlisted in the Marines at age 18 and was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. According to one account, in Fallujah, Hammar's battalion was hit hard, with 13 killed in action and more than 100 wounded. He survived all of this only to now be jailed a few years later in a notoriously terrible Mexican prison, literally chained to a bed, on a ridiculous technicality. Since August, the 27 year old Hammar has been languishing in a Mexican jail in Matamoros, confined to solitary confinement and now is chained to his bed. The look of despair on his face speaks volumes and is heartbreaking to say the least.

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Bill O'Reilly has taken up Hammar's cause, and has been reporting on the case for the past couple of weeks. On The O'Reilly Factor, last Friday, he reported that "high level negotiations were taking place and there's some optimism that Corporal Jon Hammar will soon be free." He had on Rep Ileana Ros Lehtinen to discuss the case.

Please sign the White House petition to exert pressure on the Obama administration to demand that Mexico Authorities release Hammar immediately. Total number of signatures on this petition as of Monday night, 11:35 pm: 19,033 and counting. 25,000 signatures are needed by January 06, 2013 for the request to be taken up by Obama. Help bring Jon Hammar home.

H/t - Nice Deb

Posted by Hyscience at December 18, 2012 1:04 PM



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