Pfc. David H. Sharrett II and his father, David H. Sharrett, at Fort Benning, Ga., in November 2006. They lived in Oakton and both went by "Dave." (Courtesy David H. Sharrett)

Other Virginia reporters will step up and continue to fill this blog with fascinating items from around Northern Virginia, so keep reading, and I’ll be back soon.

Here are the earlier posts on the Sharrett story:

Vol. 1, Introduction, and Vol. 2, Homework

Vol. 3, Background,

Vol. 4, The Report