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PICTURE & VIDEO FILE

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Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich

Dave Wuterich, the father of S/Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, seen here at his home in Meriden, Conn., Monday, June 12, 2006. (Salon)

SSgt. Wuterich and Cpl. Hector Salinas

Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, 26, of Meriden, Connecticut (Lucian Read, Vanity Fair)

Staff Sergeant Wuterich, Time

Staff Sergeant Wuterich, AP

Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich poses with his wife Marisol Aura Wuterich in this 1999 photo.

SSgt Frank Wuterich arrives at his hearing, August 30, 2007

Lance Corporal Stephen Tatum, 25, of Edmund, Oklahoma (Lucian Read, Vanity Fair)

Lance Corporal Stephen Tatum

Capt. Randy W. Stone

Capt. Randy W. Stone and wife arrive for the first day of hearings, May 8, 2007

Darryl, Theresa, and LCpl Justin Sharratt arrive at the hearing, June 11, 2007

 

Marine Lance Cpl. Stephen B. Tatum, right, arrives with his civilian defense attorneys Jack Zimmermann, left, and Kyle Sampson, center, for his Article 32 Investigation Hearing at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in San Diego County Monday, July 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

 

Marine Capt. Lucas McConnell, the commander of Company K, 3/1 with author Joe Galloway, Lt. Col. Christopher Starling, S-3 RCT-2 and Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment's Commanding Officer. McConnell and Chessani are two of eight Marines charged in connection with the deaths of 24 Iraqis in Haditha. Both McConnell and Chessani face dereliction of duty charges./U.S. Marines Corps photo

Lt William Kallop

 

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Martin Terrazas Jr. visits the grave site of his brother, a Marine who was killed by a roadside bomb in Haditha, Iraq. (Photo by Sylvia Moreno -- The Washington Post)

LCpl Terrazas, LCpl Crossan, and LCpl Guzman: causalities in the Haditha ambush 

The farewell service for Lance Corporal Terrazas in Iraq

Photo by: Cpl. Adam C. Schnell Photo ID: 20051221090 Submitting Unit: 2nd Marine Division (FWD) Photo Date:11/29/2005

LCpl. Terrazas memorial service, photo by Lucian Read

Lance Corporal Miguel Terrazas, 20, from El Paso, Texas, killed by roadside bomb

Elizabeth Hance-Terrazas sits in the room where her nephew, Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, lived in El Paso, Texas. Terrazas died in November after a roadside explosion in Haditha, Iraq. Exactly what happened that day in the deadly Anbar province remains unclear. Both Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers died. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

George Terrazas, 15, and Andy Terrazas, 14, flank a picture of big brother Miguel (at center of framed photo). Both young men say they plan to enlist in the Marines. (John Burnett / NPR)

Corporal Sanick Dela Cruz, 24, of Chicago, Illinois (Lucian Read, Vanity Fair)

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Chessani

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Chessani

On their way to a hearing: (from left) LtCol. Shelburne (military defense counsel), Brian Rooney (civilian counsel), LtCol. Chessani (May 30, 2007.)

Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Chessani and his wife, Alissa, walk to his arraignment on Friday at Camp Pendleton, followed by his attorneys. Chessani is charged with dereliction of duty and violation of a lawful order based on his alleged actions and inactions following an incident in Haditha, Iraq, on Nov. 19, 2005, in which Iraqi civilians were killed. -- JAMIE SCOTT LYTLE North County Times staff photographer

 

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, right, hugs his wife Alissa Chessani, after charges against him were dismissed without prejudice at a hearing at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in San Diego County Tuesday, June 17, 2008. Chessani is the highest ranking officer to be tried in the case stemming from the shooting deaths of 24 men, women and children in the Iraqi town of Haditha on Nov. 19, 2005. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Above: LtCol Chessani defense team

Above: Civilian defense counsel Brian Rooney (from left) speaks as Marine Corps Capt. Jeff King, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, his wife, Alissa Chessani, and Lt. Col. Jon Shelburne look on during news conference after charges against Chessani were dismissed without prejudice at a hearing at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in San Diego County. Chessani is the highest ranking officer to be tried in the case stemming from the shooting deaths of 24 men, women and children in the Iraqi town of Haditha on Nov. 19, 2005.

 

Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt on the streets of Fallujah, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt

Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt (Lucian Read, Vanity Fair)

Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt, center right, poses with his sister, Jaclyn Sharratt, right, and his mother and father, Theresa and Darryl Sharratt, in San Clemente, Calif., Friday.

Darryl Sharratt reads a U. S. Marine Corp press release that details the murder charge against his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt, prior to a briefing at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Thursday Dec. 21, 2006. Lance Cpl. Sharratt is charged with murder in the death of Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha in 2005. Sharratt's mother, Theresa, and sister, Jaclyn, look on as Sharratt's father reads the charges that involve eight Marines in all. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi).

Jaclyn Sharratt holds photos of her brother U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt before a news briefing outlining the Haditha investigation and charges against Sharratt and other Marines at Camp Pendleton, December 21, 2006.

Justin Sharrattt

Lt. Andrew Grayson

Video:

* The Sharratt family, after charges were announced, Dec. 21, 2006.

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Additional video

* Murtha on Haditha (YouTube)

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* Raw interview, LCpl. James Crossan, May 31, 2006, KING5-TV, Seattle (Requires a Windows Media Player)

* The charges, North County Times MultiMedia, Dec. 21, 2006.

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There are additional videos and transcripts of interviews at the link.

Civilian and military counsel

Gary Myers, the firmís founder and a former JAG Officer, is one of the most experienced civilian military defense attorneys in America.

For 39 years, from My Lai, to Abu Ghraib, and now Haditha, Gary Myers has dedicated his life and his legal practice to the representation of men and women in every branch of the military in every practice area of military law.

James Culp, a former paratrooper and infantry sergeant, is a veteran trial lawyer and the first military officer to serve nearly six consecutive years with the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service as a Defense Counsel and Senior Defense Counsel.

A graduate of both UCLA and the UC Berkeley School of Law, James Culp has successfully represented more than 1500 members of the military around the globe including the United States, Japan, Korea, Germany, Bosnia and most recently Iraq where he served as the Armyís
Senior Defense Counsel at Camp Victory in Baghdad.

LtCol Colby Vokey