In an attempt to get the White House’s attention, two Marine Corps veterans are walking almost 300 miles to Washington, D.C., where they plan to deliver a verbal message to President Barack Obama about securing the freedom of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.
Lance Cpl. Terry Sharpe told Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday night that he and his fellow Marine, Allen Brown, are roughly 100 miles from the White House and should arrive at their destination in a week.
Tahmooressi, who has been locked up in a Mexican prison for months, claims he was arrested at a border checkpoint after making a wrong turn. He had several of his firearms in his vehicle at the time, a severe offense under Mexico’s gun laws.
“I want to tell the president to make that call, I’m bringing a phone to him,” Sharpe said from the road in Virginia, adding that Obama should tell Mexican officials to “Free Sgt. Tahmooressi.”
“He shouldn’t be there. He should be home. He served his country and he should come home,” the Marine added.