Ex-Marine Jailed in Mexico for Four Months

Lance Corporal Jon Hammar was arrested at the Mexico border with a small caliber shotgun.
3:00 | 12/11/12

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We just tried it. Take one day at a time for four years her son -- in or -- and Afghanistan wield the -- machine gun. We're guys. Loved them and and I thought well. By the way has served me -- and a family heirloom firearm that finally brought this week. Father to tears. -- matched -- After coming home with post traumatic stress disorder the only thing that could called Lance corporal John amber. With surfing and with -- needed respite for. He bought this RV and with another marine intended to drive to Costa Rica. But in Brownsville at the border he was stopped because he had with him his great grandfather shotgun and. So the smallest town -- -- run that they make. You know good for kids because it didn't archaic. Even though he declared -- he was arrested anyway and put it in prison. It's just -- -- and fortunate dumb. Thing to happen and now his life was in jeopardy. Senator Nelson has sent a letter other politicians have pledged to help. But four months later marine John hammer is still in a Mexican jail. We keep telling him -- now. What we're doing and how and we think it's -- and send that you can only say pat Purcell Oklahoma. Now just before Christmas this military family fears the worst and where. We're out of ideas. All from their marine stumbling into a battle along our border that no one ever knew existed. You know -- -- -- -- This is a military family three generations have served their country. Now tonight they are hoping that their country conserve them in -- -- time of need so far nothing in his work. John hammer remains in a Mexican jail tonight is next hearing in Mexico is not until the end of January. And -- -- very latest in palmetto bay a -- -- of the local ten news.

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