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Awesome: Marine vet Jon Hammar finally released from Mexican jail; Update: On American soil


Jon Hammar, an Afghanistan and Iraq veteran and former U.S. Marine, was imprisoned in Mexico since August after being arrested for possession of a disassembled shotgun. He was reportedly chained to a bed under deplorable conditions, but the State Department confirms he was finally released this morning.

The first photo of Marine Veteran Jon Hammar, held captive in one of Mexico’s most infamous prisons for four months twitter.com/ARTEMISALULO/s…

— ARTEMISA (@ARTEMISALULO) December 21, 2012

GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has been at the forefront of the movement to bring Jon Hammar home. When few in politics and the media were interested, Ros-Lehtinen worked tirelessly to highlight his plight and secure his freedom.

BREAKING: Mexican Embassy confirms #JonHammar will be freed from #Mexico jail 2day! Unjust and brutal incarceration since August! # Marine

— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) December 21, 2012

#JonHammarHome4Christmas Thx 2 all 4 help: u did it! Jon’s Mom called our Cong office 2 let us know! #Marine jailed in Mexico: WILL B FREE!

— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) December 21, 2012

Thx 2 prayers + work #JonHammarHome4Christmas You did it! Jon’s Mom called us earlier w/the blessed news! #Marine jailed in #Mexico 2 b free

— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) December 21, 2012

Twitter users thanked her for her attention to Hammar’s situation and celebrated news of his forthcoming return to the U.S.

@joseph_m_pharesyou are right! Thank you >@roslehtinen For your diligence in getting Cpl John Hammar Released.

— Jo Anne moretti (@JoAnneMoretti) December 21, 2012

foxnews.com/world/2012/12/… Such great news. Congrats to @roslehtinen for being a tireless advocate for the people she represents.

— Paul Hernandez (@PaulBHernandez) December 21, 2012

@roslehtinen thank you for all that you have done in bringing Jonny Hammar home! #HAMMARisFREE

— Cameron M. Cabrera (@CamCabz) December 21, 2012

@roslehtinen. Thank you for your commitment to bringing Jon Hammar HOME!

— Semper Fi Sisters (@SemperFiSister1) December 21, 2012

Others are thanking Fox News and its anchors for shining the spotlight on Hammar’s incarceration.

@oreillyfactor Thank you for your continued pressure, strong voice and Fox News for refusing to let Jon Hammar rot in that Mexican jail!

— Terry Hawtin (@TERRYNPCFIGURE) December 21, 2012

Thanks to @foxnews, @megynkelly, @oreillyfactorfor helping to facilitate the release of Marine Cpl. Hammar.

— Kevin Adams (@HeyLookItsKev) December 21, 2012

@oreillyfactorthank you for all you did to help get Marine Jon Hammar released so he and fam can have a Merry Christmas.

— tom Wilkins (@TomTwiljr) December 21, 2012

RT @notmypresident0: Thank you @foxnews for getting Jon Hammar released. The other networks don’t even know who he is.

— Kelly(@KLSouth) December 21, 2012

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Update: Hammar arrived on American soil late tonight.


— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) December 22, 2012

#JonHammar is in the US!!! His mom cried tears of joy. A strong woman looking forward to spending Christmas with her family! @cbsmiami

— Lauren Pastrana (@LaurenPastrana) December 22, 2012

#JonHammar‘s family can confirm: Jon has been released + is back on US soil! Thx 2 all 4 your efforts 1.usa.gov/VXebAP

— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) December 22, 2012


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