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Dave Sharrett’s Christian faith, and the death of his son

David and Vicki Sharrett. (Norm Shafer/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

So last week, after the Sharretts emerged from the Pentagon and their meeting on the Army’s handling of their son’s death, I asked David Sharrett Sr. how his Christian faith sustained him through the various ordeals of the last four years. He spoke candidly, heartbreakingly, about the journey in the video chat below, and both he and his wife wrote short essays about their faith that you can read on our On Faith page. Please do.

More on the Dave Sharrett story:

The main story about Dave Sharrett Sr.’s four-year struggle for truth and accountability;

Actual video of the battle where Pfc. Dave Sharrett II and two other American soldiers were killed;

A graphic showing how the battle unfolded;

Profiles of the key players in the Sharrett saga;

A photo gallery of the Sharretts.

The Army’s 2008 investigation into the case, later found to be incomplete.

The discovery that Capt. Timothy Hanson remains a full-time soldier in the Army Reserve, four years after killing Pfc. Dave Sharrett II.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.


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