President Obama: Award Jordan Haerter and Jonathan Yale the Medal of Honor for Giving Their Lives to Stop a Suicide Bomber
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President Obama: Award Jordan Haerter and Jonathan Yale the Medal of Honor for Giving Their Lives to Stop a Suicide Bomber

    1. Joi Jackson Perle
    2. Petition by

      Joi Jackson Perle

      Wainscott, NY

Marines, Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter and Corporal Jonathan Yale sacrificed their lives to save dozens of people from a suicide bomber while serving in Iraq. Join me in asking President Obama and Congress to honor these two American heroes for their brave actions.

On April 22, 2008 Haerter and Yale were standing guard at a compound housing marines, Iraqi police, and civilians in Ramadi, Iraq when a large truck accelerated towards the compound.  When the truck failed to stop, Jordan and Yale opened fire, slowing the vehicle until the 2,000lb blast rigged inside it exploded and claimed their lives. Because of their valiant efforts, the truck bomber did not make it to the post they were protecting -- saving the lives of the 33 Marines, 21 Iraqi police, and numerous civilians inside the compound.

I grew up in the small town next to Jordan Haerter, and I know his family. When Jordan was killed, it was a shock to all of us here. And as the mother of a son like Jordan’s mother, it really hit home with me. I started this petition because these two American heroes deserve the Medal of Honor in recognition of their sacrifice.

People can receive the Medal of Honor through the military chain of command or be nominated by Congress and presented by the President. If enough people sign this petition, Congress and President Obama will have to hear Corporal Haerter and Corporal Yale’s stories and honor them accordingly.   

Please, join me in asking Congress and President Obama to recognize the final sacrifice of these two brave men with the Medal of Honor.

To:
The President of The United States
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Award the Medal of Honor to Jordan Haerter and Jonathan Yale

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    News

    1. Recent press coverage!

      Joi Jackson Perle
      Petition Organizer
      Lee employee makes quest to upgrade medals of fallen Marines

      "It was quickly obvious the driver had no intention of stopping," said Ordnance School employee Susan Keophila in a letter to President Obama, referring to video recorded at the time of the incident. As the driver pressed the dump truck closer to the guard post, an Iraqi policeman bolted from his position, maybe sensing it was untenable.

    2. Latest press coverage and update!!

      Joi Jackson Perle
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone! Here is the latest news on the efforts for the Medal of Honor for Jordan and Jonathan. We are making progress but we still need your help! Please continue to share the petition and ask friends and family to sign. Thank you all so much for your help, it is appreciated!

      Joi

      A Hero's Recognition

      Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter was killed in Iraq in 2008. An effort is afoot to convince the White House what many on the South Fork already believe - that Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter deserves the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor awarded by the president of the United States.

    3. 35,000 Strong!!!

      Joi Jackson Perle
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone!
      We just reached 35,000 signatures on our petition, yay for us and power to the people! Please continue to share this petition by email, Facebook and Twitter or by old fashioned word of mouth. I would like to get to 100,000 signatures before the petition is presented to the New York and Virginia lawmakers as well as to the President.
      Thank you to all who have signed and who have left such heartfelt comments. Your efforts are deeply appreciated.
      Semper Fi!

      Joi

    4. Reached 35,000 signatures
    5. CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS TODAY!

      Joi Jackson Perle
      Petition Organizer

      http://easthampton.patch.com/groups/goodnews/p/haerter-medal-supporters-call-obama-easthampton

      Hello everyone! Please call the White House today at (202) 456-1111 and ask that the President get involved with getting the Medal of Honor awarded to Jordan and Jonathan.
      Please also refer to the numbers listed below to call the New York and Virginia senators and congressmen.
      Thank you, let's keep the momentum going!!

      Joi

      Haerter Medal Supporters: Call Obama

      Organizer of latest petition asks that those who want the hero Marine to get the Medal of Honor also leave a message at the White House.

    6. Reached 1,500 signatures
    7. JANUARY 15 - CALL THE WHITE HOUSE DAY

      Joi Jackson Perle
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone!
      I am planning a Call the White House Day for this Wednesday, January 15 to ask the President to award the Medal of Honor to Jordan and Jonathan.
      Call and leave a comment with one of the operators, let your voice be heard!
      The phone number is (202) 456-1111.
      I will also be calling the New York and Virginia senators and house representatives that day as well.
      New York's delegation:
      *Senator Chuck Schumer- DC: (202) 224-6542
      Long Island office - (631) 753-0978
      *Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - DC: (202) 224-4451
      Long Island office - (631) 249-2825
      *Rep Tim Bishop - DC: (202) 225-3826
      Long Island office - (631) 259-8451 or (631) 259-8450
      Virginia's delegation:
      *Senator Tim Kaine (202) 224-4024
      *Senator Mark Warner (202) 224-2023
      *Rep J. Randy Forbes (202) 225-6535
      *Rep Robert Hurt (202) 225-4711
      You can also email them if you prefer not to call.

      Get ready to dial this Wednesday! Thank you for your continued support!

    8. LiveLeak Video

      Joi Jackson Perle
      Petition Organizer

      Please take a moment to view the video and then ask your friends and family to sign the petition as well. We just hit 1,000 supporters, thanks everyone!

      http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=271_1235190569

      LiveLeak.com - Six Seconds Of Iraq Valor Saved Dozens

      Two Fallen Heroes Who Laid Down Their Lives Honored For Valor

    9. Reached 1,000 signatures
    10. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gema García SPAIN
      • 29 days ago

      Sacrifice oneself for one's country should be valued and acknowledged.

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    • Susan McGraw Keber EAST HAMPTON, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      My son went to school with Jordan…not a day goes by that we don't mourn this brave young man's loss. He served our country for a short time and lost his life doing so. Honor him as he and his comrade should be. With the highest honor the United States of America gives to those who show courage, bravery, selflessness.

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    • Kyle Welshans NEW CUMBERLAND, PA
      • about 1 month ago

      These men saved several brothers not only for their own country but Iraq also. They are heros and deserve more than what they hVe already gotten

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    • Luis Alvarez MIAMI, FL
      • about 1 month ago

      Very simple do you gave all for of their country. And I really believe its disrespectful that we have to get a petition for the medal of honor for these two great gentlemen.

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    • michael weeks BATTLEFIELD, MO
      • about 1 month ago

      The steadfast devotion to duty and willingness to go above the call of duty giving of their own lives is without question deserving of this award.

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