- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two former Marines — Lance Cpl. Terry Sharpe and fellow Marine Allen Brown — have taken their plea to free Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to the streets, walking nearly 300 miles to Washington to petition President Obama in person.

They’re about 100 miles shy of hitting the capital city, they told Fox News’ Greta van Susteren.

Mr. Tahmooressi has been jailed in Mexico for months, after he claims he took a wrong turn and crossed the border with firearms — that he owned legally — in the trunk of his car. Under Mexico law, however, his firearms possession was illegal.

The Marines say Mr. Obama could easily press for his release, if he so chose.

“I want to tell the president to make that call — I’m bringing a phone to him,” Mr. Sharpe said from the road in Virginia, The Blaze reported. He also said that Mr. Obama ought to tell Mexican authorities to free Mr. Tahomooressi.

“He shouldn’t be there,” Mr. Sharpe said, on Fox News. “He should be home. He served his country and he should come home.”

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