“We aren’t supposed to leave a man behind, and we’re leaving him behind right now.”
Terry Sharpe is a Vietnam veteran who retired from Active Duty many years ago. He’s 63 years-old now and is marching from his home in Summerfield, NC to Washington DC to raise awareness and protest Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi’ who’s been held prisoner in a Mexican jail for six month’s now.
Sharpe calls his quest the “Free Sergeant Tahmooressi March to Washington.”
Sharpe is carrying a U.S. Marine Corps flag, canteen and a ruck sack with camping gear which he uses to sleep in.
Sharpe stated in an interview that he is
“walking to D.C. in protest of Sgt. Tahmooressi’s incarceration in Mexico due to a simple mistake.”
“I’m tired, I’m old,” Sharpe said jokingly. “I’m almost 64 years old.”
“I feel obligated to it. We aren’t supposed to leave a man behind, and we’re leaving him behind right now”
Sharp did however make an open end request. He’s currently a one-man protest but is welcoming anyone else who wishes to join him on the road, he says
“I could use some company,”
And that he’s doing this to keep the story in the spotlight.
“That’s why I’m doing it,” he said. “I think he deserves to have constant attention on his plight. I’m doing my part to keep him on the front page.”