Marine Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi moved to a part of California not far from Tijuana, Mexico. Having been honorably discharged from US Military service after two tours of duty in Afghanistan, Tahmooressi was hoping to begin with a fresh start by relocating.
Tahmooressi seems to have gotten that new start but not how he’d hoped.
Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi is now in a Mexican prison.
He has been for two months,
while most of America ignore his plight.
Tahmooressi was arrested in his vehicle by Mexican officials after missing his exit and ending up in Mexico while carrying three legally owned firearms – legally owned in the US that is. Despite his attempts to get help from a seemingly flippant 911 operator, Tahmooressi seemed to have no options left.
Tahmooressi went to a Mexican prison and was placed in general population.
I cannot imagine what life for a US Marine must be like day in and day out mixed in with the general population of a Mexican prison.
And then Tahmooressi was placed in solitary confinement.
I cannot imagine what life for a US Marine having served honorably in two tours of war zone duty must be like alone day in and day out in the dark that is not only physical but spiritual as well.
Tomorrow, Tahmooressi will finally get a day in court – finally!
And while many turn their backs on the flag and forget the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day, I hope that tomorrow, Wednesday, May 28th we do not forget this is a living breathing man, one of our nation’s finest, and he needs our help.
It is not enough to say you support the Troops.
We must stand for them, speak for them, pray for them.
Right now, Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi needs our standing strong. He needs our voice. He needs our prayers.
Please join me in prayer especially tomorrow at 9:00 am Tijuana time to pray for the release of Andrew Tahmooressi.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. Then the righteous will answer him and say,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?
And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.
Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?
He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.”
And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (The Beatitudes)
For more information on this case:
- Marine’s Mom Issues Urgent Plea After He Finds Himself Locked in A MExican Prison, “He Needs His Country Now”
- Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi said He Never Intended to Leave the US – by the AP
- Marine Held in Mexico Set to Tell His Story to Judge – by Joseph Kolb