Vietnam War veteran from Reidsville walking to D.C. to protest jailed Marine

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Terry Sharpe, a Reidsville native and Vietnam War veteran

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. — People driving north on Highway 29 may see a man carrying a United States Marine flag, backpack and canteen, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

His name is Terry Sharpe, a Reidsville native and Vietnam War veteran.

Sharpe is walking from his current home in Summerfield to Washington, D.C. in protest of a 26-year-old U.S. Marine who has been being held in a Mexican prison for six months.

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been held in a Tijuana, Mexico prison since March, fighting for his release after being charged with a crime he says he did not commit.

Sgt. Tahmooressi is accused of carrying his personal firearms across the border.

Tahmooressi’s vehicle allegedly had an AR-15 rifle, vintage Colt .45 pistol, 12-gauge shotgun, clips and ammunition. He told authorities he took a wrong turn and ended up across the Mexican border.

Sharpe said he is “walking to D.C. in protest of Sgt. Tahmooressi’s incarceration in Mexico due to a simple mistake.”

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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