11/20/2004

RECEIVED FROM: A MOTHER OF A MARINE IN IRAQ:

from Common Ground Common Sense

Subject: First-hand report re: Marine under investigation

RECEIVED FROM: A MOTHER OF A MARINE IN IRAQ:

The following is an email from my son regarding the NBC report (with embedded reporter Kevin Sites), concerning the Marine who is being investigated for 'murdering' the insurgent in Fallaja. I will be sending his mail to every news program's email I can find. I find it sickening that this Kevin Sites is even allowed to be embedded with our Marines, as this isn't the first report I've heard from him that took on a decidely unfriendly tone. My son also gave me permission to release it to anyone that wants to pass it on, as long as it remains unedited.

Darlene
PMM LCPL Gus
TS DET



Heard it.

I'm not sure it is true, the soldier's teary eyed 'day before story'. But that is not the point! The point is:

1) Every scene in that video is 100% unadulterated FACT. It's true, the soldier shot a wounded POW exactly as the camera showed it.

2) Kevin Sites was just doing his job. He can't help it if it reflects a truth 'mom' doesn't want to see.

3) Kevin is an embebded reporter who is hardly anti-troops. Even right wing bloggers agree. You can see for yourself : Look at his blog here
http://www.kevinsites.net/2004_11_07_archive.html

4) Due to reason #1, i.e. it's true, it happened and the fact that executing POWs is STILL not in the army SOPs, the incident had to be investigated. If anything, to clear the name of the traumatized soldier. The investigation will surely uncover the truth of wether he acted in good faith and had a good reason to shoot.
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