A Marine's Japanese widow is fighting to raise her son in the nation her husband died protecting. Hotaru Ferschke and Sgt. Michael Ferschke had a proxy wedding, filing marriage papers after he deployed. He was killed in Iraq. Now U.S. immigration refuses to acknowledge the marriage.
Gold Star Dad, Robert Stokely sent this message:
marines-widow-hotaru-ferschke- denied/673890?icid=main|main| dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fnews. aol.com%2Farticle%2Fmarines- widow-hotaru-ferschke-denied% 2F673890I can not add to what this story says except to say where I come from you don't mess with our women and you don't mess with our children. How can our government possibly, even remotely, do this. We must fight, and I mean literally fight if need be, for this wife and child, for a Hero died to give us not only the right, but the duty to do so.My boy was a CAV Scout; my great great grandaddy was a cavalryman himself. I am not. But, I can yell charge and will fight. CHARGE!!!!Join me.Robert Stokelyproud dad SGT Mike StokelyKIA 16 AUG 05 near Yusufiyah Iraq
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And reader (and retired USAF) Mike sends this link to a thread on Free Republic about the case. Mike says:
"I'd hate to think this widow and her child is going to be thrown out of the country their husband/father gave his "Last full measure."
Okay, people, you know what to do.
We need to get a Senator to sponsor the bill in the Senate (after it goes through the House sponsored by Congressman John Duncan) . We need one Senator who will do what's right. Let's start with the Senators in Tennessee where the grandparents are living and caring for the widow and child.
Alexander, Lamar - (R - TN)
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Corker, Bob - (R - TN)
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Keep it professional and supportive.
Contact your Senators now.