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Video: Dave Sharrett discusses meeting with Army chief

David Sharrett Sr. met with the Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, on Thursday to discuss the Army’s handling of the fratricide of Sharrett’s son in Iraq in 2008. The full story of the death of Pfc. David H. Sharrett II is here.

Shortly after the meeting ended, I spoke with Sharrett Sr. about how it went. Here’s his recap:


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Coming up this weekend, Sharrett and I chat about his faith and how the death of his son tested that faith, with emotional written comments by Sharrett and his wife, Vicki.

For more information about this case:

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

Actual video of the battle where 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.

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


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