On 9 August 2007,
our son LCpl Justin Sharratt was exonerated of murder charges
stemming from an incident in Haditha, Iraq. Our family rejoiced at
the news, but deep within we knew it was not over. Thousands of
Americans shared our happiness, but they too knew it was not over.
On Monday, 31 March, my
son’s brother and squad mate, LCpl Stephen Tatum will go to court
martial on various charges stemming from the ambush on 19 November
2005. Our prayers and support reach out to John, Stephanie, LCpl
Stephen and the Tatum family. May God guide them through these
troubling times and help his lawyers achieve his final vindication…
exoneration of these charges.
Stephen and Justin
fought side by side in the 2004 Battle for Fallujah. They watched
comrades fall at the infamous Hell House. The two formed a bond
which has also joined our families. They were roommates until Justin
was discharged from the Marine Corps. Friends and brothers till God
takes them from this earth. The Sharratt family will be with him
through these heavy times.. in spirit and prayer.
God Bless Our Haditha
Jaclyn, former LCpl Justin Sharratt