JONES HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING FOIA LAWSUIT REGARDING V-22 CRASH

Oct 4, 2017 Issues: Veterans, Armed Services
JONES HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING FOIA LAWSUIT REGARDING V-22 CRASH

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) and the widows of two fallen Marine pilots, Brooks Gruber and John Brow, hosted a press conference announcing the filing of a rare FOIA lawsuit seeking all records pertaining to the 2000 V-22 Osprey crash in Marana, Arizona that took their husbands’ lives and 17 other Marines. After spending 14 years to clear the names of Gruber and Brow, Congressman Jones is demanding the release of documents that may explain why they were unfairly and incorrectly blamed for that tragic crash.

“There was a lot of pressure in the Defense Department to make the V-22 program work,” said Congressman Jones. “I want to know what was happening behind the scenes – there are so many questions that haven’t been answered. I’m doing this for the 19 Marines we lost.”

“My sons should not have had to grow up without a father,” said Trish Brow. “And it should not have taken this much effort to clear my husband’s name.”

“We ask for full, transparent disclosure of all facts,” said Connie Gruber. “My husband deserves the truth for our daughter and for the factual history of Marine Corps aviation.”

“The fact that the families who lost their loved ones and a sitting member of Congress in the majority party have to file a FOIA lawsuit to get answers is absolutely ridiculous,” said Attorney Mark Zaid.

Press conference filmed via Facebook Live: @RepWalterBJones
 

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415 or Allison.tucker@mail.house.gov.
For further legal details and information, please contact Mark Zaid at (202) 498-0011 or mark@markzaid.com.

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