22 August 2007

Dismissal of Charges

The GCMCA's order dismissing the charges against L/Cpl Justin Sharratt has been passed around in Navy-Marine Corps circles. Not knowing how to attach a document to a blog, and unable to copy and paste it into this document, I sent a copy off to Colonel Sullivan at CAAFlog for possible posting on his new website: caaflog.com.

The letter attached to the order addressed to L/Cpl Sharratt is very interesting. It is not an apology, but a reiteration of Marine Corps values and recognition of the difficult choices Marines are required to make in combat every day. It ends with the following:

"And as you have always remained cloaked in the presumption of innocence, with this dismissal of charges, you remain in the eyes of the law - and in my eyes - innocent."

I have to admit I have never seen anything like this before. Perhaps others have.

If Colonel Sullivan posts it on the web, it is worth reading the entire document.

1 comment:

No Man said...

The letter is available at www.caaflog.com.