Marine Who Survived Beirut Bombing Sends Powerful Letter On Behalf of Sgt. Derrick Miller

Marine Who Survived Beirut Bombing Sends Powerful Letter On Behalf of Sgt. Derrick Miller

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In prior posts we have brought you the infuriating details about the injustice facing our American son, Sgt. Derrick Miller.

Sgt. Miller sits in Leavenworth Prison with a life sentence for premeditated murder for killing an Afghan he had stopped previously for surveilling his base in a hostile zone. These actions saved the lives of Derrick’s brothers.



Back in September, when supporters stood on the Capitol steps asking for help from congress for relief in Derrick’s sentence, they were joined by Retired LCpl Dave Madaras.

Madaras wrote a letter to Congressman Delaney of Maryland on Derrick’s behalf (see below).

Madaras’ letter is exceptionally powerful and poignant because he is a survivor of the October 23, 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut which killed 241 and wounded 100 more of our brave men.

Madaras’s letter makes the powerful point that Derrick saved the lives of his mean that day.

On September 26, 2010, when the incident occurred on Derrick’s base, the base immediately went on 100% security and all our soldiers were moved from their positions. An hour later the base was attacked. We did not lose one precious American son that day because of these changes in positions. Derrick’s instincts in recognizing Atta Mohammed from the prior day (when Derrick stopped Mohammed who was driving a truck with a 50 gallon empty drum, guns, change of clothes and laptops) saved the lives of his brothers. Madaras shared with Congressman Delaney, “I know I am not the only one who if time was turned back would willingly sacrifice my life and do whatever it took to stop that truck!”

Derrick did stop a truck, in the form of Atta Mohammed, to protect his men and instead of being held as a hero, he is languishing in prison for life. As Madaras wisely states in his letter to Delaney,

“I am writing to bring your attention to an Army Veteran who is serving time in Ft. Leavenworth for, “murder,” when he should be decorated for valor.”

Please take the time to read this letter and contact your congressman and senator TODAY to ask for their help in having Sgt. Miller’s sentence reduced and allow him to return home to his two little girls.

President-Elect Trump — Please Free this American Patriot!

Derrick Miller Congressional Letter by Jim Hoft on Scribd

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