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Marine Who Survived Beirut Bombing Sends Powerful Letter On Behalf of Sgt. Derrick Miller

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Beverly Perlson of The Band of Mothers writes:
My Special Thanks To Jim Hoft of Gateway, and Katie O’Malley for their continued support in reporting on the tragic injustice Sgt. Derrick Miller continues to endure as he serves a life sentence in Leavenworth.  Sgt. Miller saved the lives of American Sons in 2010 and he deserves to go home and enjoy the precious freedom he provided to us all through his 3 deployments.   Please reach out to your Congressmen and Senators, and President -Elect Trump!  Ask for mercy for this American Son!
I am so very grateful to Marine Dave Madaras for the powerful letter he wrote to Congressman Delaney.  This Marine lives and breathes “Semper Fi!” The point Dave made in his letter went right over the head of Delaney, but I’m not surprised.  We spent 3 years trying to get the Maryland Reps to form a delegation in support of Derrick, and let me just say, pulling teeth would be easier.  It is proper protocol to seek and secure support from Reps in the Soldier’s home state.  We tried, we really tried.
This past September we reached out to Republicans and they were very kind granting us last minute meetings to hear this Soldier’s plight.
God Bless You Jim & Katie, for ALWAYS standing up for our military!  Jim’s post is below.  Please spread far and wide!
With A Mother’s Heart, Please help us get Derrick home to his little girls!

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“Marine Who Survived Beirut Bombing Sends Powerful Letter On Behalf of Sgt. Derrick Miller,” by Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, Nov 16, 2016 (thanks to Beverly Perlson of The Band of Mothers):

In prior posts we have brought you the infuriating details about the injustice facing our American son, Sgt. Derrick Miller.

Sgt. Miller sits in Leavenworth Prison with a life sentence for premeditated murder for killing an Afghan he had stopped previously for surveilling his base in a hostile zone. These actions saved the lives of Derrick’s brothers.

Back in September, when supporters stood on the Capitol steps asking for help from congress for relief in Derrick’s sentence, they were joined by Retired LCpl Dave Madaras.

Madaras wrote a letter to Congressman Delaney of Maryland on Derrick’s behalf (see below).

Madaras’ letter is exceptionally powerful and poignant because he is a survivor of the October 23, 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut which killed 241 and wounded 100 more of our brave men.

Madaras’s letter makes the powerful point that Derrick saved the lives of his mean that day.

On September 26, 2010, when the incident occurred on Derrick’s base, the base immediately went on 100% security and all our soldiers were moved from their positions. An hour later the base was attacked. We did not lose one precious American son that day because of these changes in positions. Derrick’s instincts in recognizing Atta Mohammed from the prior day (when Derrick stopped Mohammed who was driving a truck with a 50 gallon empty drum, guns, change of clothes and laptops) saved the lives of his brothers. Madaras shared with Congressman Delaney, “I know I am not the only one who if time was turned back would willingly sacrifice my life and do whatever it took to stop that truck!”

Derrick did stop a truck, in the form of Atta Mohammed, to protect his men and instead of being held as a hero, he is languishing in prison for life. As Madaras wisely states in his letter to Delaney,

“I am writing to bring your attention to an Army Veteran who is serving time in Ft. Leavenworth for, “murder,” when he should be decorated for valor.”

Please take the time to read this letter and contact your congressman and senator TODAY to ask for their help in having Sgt. Miller’s sentence reduced and allow him to return home to his two little girls.

President-Elect Trump — Please Free this American Patriot!

Derrick Miller Congressional Letter by Jim Hoft on Scribd

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