Vietnam Vet Walking from NC to DC to Protest Marine Jailed in Mexico Staff
Posted: Sep 08, 2014 10:43 AM

Nearly six months have lapsed since former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested just over the border in Mexico for having guns in his car that were legal in his home state of California. Now a Vietnam veteran named Terry Sharpe is attempting to bring attention to Tahmooressi's plight by walking from North Carolina to Washington, D.C.

Sgt. Tahmooressi has maintained that he took a wrong turn on March 31 in a U.S. border town and accidentally ended up in Mexico, where he was arrested for having guns in his car. Mexico has extremely strict anti-gun laws, though that hasn't stopped the tens of thousands of murders over the last decade perpetrated by cartel drug gang warfare.