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.

https://twitter.com/ARTEMISALULO/status/282161516470484992

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.

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

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

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Update: Hammar arrived on American soil late tonight.

 

  • George Washington Mclintock

    If Barry get his way, we’ll all be John Hammar in our country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Thank God. I am happy for his family. Finally some good news.

  • BorderLine Guy

    Great news! Remember, cancel your Mexico vaca trip ASAP.

  • http://twitter.com/semperfisy Stanley Yanis

    I love it!!! Semper Fi!!!!!

  • mary kile

    I am happy that this marine is safe and on his way home, but this photo makes me very angry. To what level the US has descended, a vet, a marine, one of our own, jailed in trumped up charges in Mexico, chained to a bed like a dog. No more trips to Mexico. Enough is enough!

    • BeautifulAmerica

      No more of our tax money to Mexico would be even better.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      No more of our tax money to Mexico would be even better.

  • Rosie

    I’m so happy for him and his family! I had been praying for his release by Christmas so this is wonderful news.

  • BobbyBulivia

    Expecting a press conference with BHO or Shiela Jackson Lee detailing their efforts to make this happen……….

  • BobbyBulivia

    Expecting a press conference with BHO or Shiela Jackson Lee detailing their efforts to make this happen……….

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Thanks so very much to Ileana. Good job, Congresswoman.
    Jon, America is glad you are back. Now tell the world your story.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Thanks so very much to Ileana. Good job, Congresswoman.
    Jon, America is glad you are back. Now tell the world your story.

  • Teritd

    I’ll bet Obama will take all the credit now after the congresswoman did all the work.

  • Teritd

    I’ll bet Obama will take all the credit now after the congresswoman did all the work.

  • coreopsis has set in

    Twitchy, I reluctantly point out your incorrect headline. Mr. Hammar is “scheduled to be released today.” He is still in hostile territory and his security and well-being are far from certain. Please update us when he is actually back on U.S. soil. Then I’ll celebrate.

  • coreopsis has set in

    Twitchy, I reluctantly point out your incorrect headline. Mr. Hammar is “scheduled to be released today.” He is still in hostile territory and his security and well-being are far from certain. Please update us when he is actually back on U.S. soil. Then I’ll celebrate.

  • Cherry Walker

    Has anyone ever computed the large amts of $$$ that is sent to other countries from wire transfers? Western Union and other companies send billions of dollars every year. The “undocumented” and “illegal” aliens live here and receive benefits (WIC, EBT, rent assistance and medical) while sending money to their home countries. It’s time to halt that NOW!!!

  • ZoriahShepard

    What a fantastic Christmas present for him and his family.

  • http://www.toprightnews.com John Urban

    O’Reilly got in on this after a deal was already struck on Wed. Don’t go overboard praising him for doing absolutely nothing.

  • scalzo

    And only FOX covered the the story and pressured the Mexican government. The other news organisations has their heads in the sand. Just like Benghazi.

  • susansmithNAG

    NEVER FORGET WHO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS!
    The Star Spangled Banner by Madison Rising
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzm9uQmK4RI

  • AZWarrior

    Thanks to Fox News who were the only media that stuck by our Marine. And to the Federal government and other “media” that did not care enough about an American vet to say or do anything …….. I can’t write what I truly think so, let me just say that if you are ever in need of my help, good luck.

  • nc

    Thank God Jon is finally back in the US with his father and on his way home. Now when will we see the news stories commenting on BHO and Hillary’s lack of interest and involvement in this story? Yeah right.

  • GroovyButterfly

    God Bless the anchors on Fox News for not giving up on this story, and working so hard to keep it front and center until this Marine was released!! Also bless the Florida senators and congresswoman who never gave up either! xD