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JONES HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE ON RESOLUTION EXONERATING FOX COMPANY
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressmen Walter B. Jones (NC-3) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) hosted a press conference on H. Res. 21, a resolution stating that the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps should issue a public document certifying that members of Fox Company of the Marine Special Operations Command were not at fault in the firefight on March 4, 2007, with enemy forces in Bati Kot District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Major Fred Galvin, Commander of the Fox Company, and Colonel Steve Morgan, Former Member of the Court of Inquiry, also gave their remarks.
“When you hear this story and this truth, you see our Marines were never given the benefit of the doubt,” said Congressman Jones. “Our brave Marines put their lives on the line, just to have their names dragged through the mud. It is time these men be vindicated fully!”
“Nothing is more scary then when your honor is called in to question – and that is what happened to these Marines,” said Congressman Gallego.
“The initial investigation was flawed,” said Colonel Steve Morgan. “They [Marines] acted fully according to the rules of engagement.”
“I’ve never met a Marine with a disregard for life, whether it be a soldier in uniform, or a civilian,” said Major Fred Galvin. “These Marines did what was right, what was ordered.”
Click HERE to watch the entire press conference. Event also filmed via Facebook Live: @RepWalterBJones
Attached is the full text for H. Res. 21.
For further information, please visit http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2015/03/04/task-force-violent-the-unforgiven/23940295/
For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at Allison.Tucker@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-3415.