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Time to Mobilize - Widow and Child of Fallen Marine may be deported

Posted By Blackfive • [September 17, 2009]

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:

 
I 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 Stokely
proud dad SGT Mike Stokely
KIA 16 AUG 05 near Yusufiyah Iraq

USA E 108 CAV 48th BCT GAARNG

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)
455 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4944

Corker, Bob - (R - TN)
185 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3344

Keep it professional and supportive.

Contact your Senators now.

~B5 Out


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