Father of slandered Marine emails Congressman Murtha


I am the father of L/Cpl Justin Sharratt. On 17 May 2006 you accused my son and his fellow Marines of killing “innocent civilians in cold blood.” In making such a statement you have denied my son, and his comrades, their constitutional rights to a fair trial. You violated their rights to due process and the presumption of innocence.

As a U. S. Congressman you took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. This is not a oath to be taken lightly. On numerous occasions you, Congressman Murtha, have made unsupported, untruthful allegations involving an ongoing Haditha investigation. You added further to these transgressions by lying to the American people as to the source of your unsupported allegations. You sir have violated this oath, you have violated this sacred trust. Marines, soldiers and sailors have been dying for over two hundred years to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. You have disgraced their sacrifices with your callous disregard for Our Haditha Marines.

The people of the United States and those of Pa Congressional District 12 deserve better in their representative, they demand better. An apology would be too late — too little. Congressman John Murtha, I ask for your resignation as the Congressional Representative of District 12 — the people of the United States demand your resignation.

God Bless Our Haditha Marines
Darryl Sharratt
Canonsburg, Pa.

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  5 comments for “Father of slandered Marine emails Congressman Murtha

  1. Deputy Dawg
    July 23, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Each of us has a representative from our District. I am drafting a letter for Rep. Frank Wolf-VA and intend to include a copy of all the e-mails submitted (available through GOE home page or at https://911familiesforamerica.org/?p=387).
    I intend to ask him to initiate the process to censure and expel Murtha from the House. If each of us who has submitted an e-mail, follows up with their representative, we can send a strong signal to Congress that we won’t tolerate such behavior. At a minimum, we can dispell the media myth that the entire country opposes the war.

  2. Cheryl Dimon
    July 19, 2007 at 9:33 am

    Dear Congressman Murtha, Your uninformed and malicious comments about Marines should be at least censored by the Congress. At most, you should resign, because those comments are 1)harmful to our troops at war, 2)encouraging to our nation’s enemies, 3)demonstrate either a lack of self-control or a calculating opportunism to ingratiate yourself with your party’s anti-war faction, or both. All of these are shameful and unbefitting a leader. Your refusal to humble yourself and take responsibility for your words indicate to me that you are unworthy to have a platform from which you can harm our troops further. Therefore, I demand that you resign. Yours truly, Cheryl Dimon

  3. Thomas Langan
    July 19, 2007 at 2:31 am

    Congressman Murtha,
    Sometimes our mouths get in front of our brains because of emotions, the situations we find ourselves in, weakness, ambition, etc. Whatever your reason for slandering Marines in Iraq and speaking before thinking, I ask that you take your inaccurate and inexcusable slanders back and apologize to Cpl. Sharratt and his family. Do the decent and honorable thing. You used to be a Marine with honor. Regain some of that distinction.

  4. July 19, 2007 at 12:10 am

    I just heard you on Mark Levin’s show and just wanted to thank you for your efforts. I’m not very fond of how many facets of the war are being handled, but attacking our soldiers is one thing we should all agree is wrong. They can spin it all they want about it being a Volunteer army, but not one single soldier of ours voted to be there – Congress did. Now that the war is unpopular, all the folks who voted to send these guys there is singing a different tune and act as though they never voted in the first place, or that they were ‘lied’ to.

    It’s hard to stomach the fact that our guys are over there and have to fight an enemy abroad and fight some of the people that they are fighting for. Murtha is an embarassment. If our guys really do something criminal, then so be it, they should be held to account. But it’s amazing to believe that our soldiers get lesser treatment than acknolwedged terrorists – I have yet to hear Howard Dean say the things about Osama that Murtha says about our guys that are merely accused of doing things. It’s like Pantano’s case never happened or something. Murtha is just disgusting.

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