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Montel Williams Meets with Veterans Obama Snubbed after They Marched 300 Miles to White House

By Katherine Rodriguez | October 1, 2014 | 2:07pm EDT

The Marine Corps veterans who walked 300 miles to Washington, DC to raise awareness for a veteran trapped in Mexico unfortunately did not grab the White House's attention, but they did grab the attention of former talk show host Montel Williams.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that Marine vets Terry Sharp and Allen Brown led a large crowd of supporters to the White House on September 25 only to find that no White House officials greeted them or invited them inside.

However, their campaign for the release of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi did not go unnoticed by other high-profile officials.

Montel Williams, known mostly as a talk show host, is actually a 22-year veteran of the navy and is a staunch advocate for veterans.

In his testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday, Montel Williams gave an impassioned defense for Sgt. Tahmooressi's release and told Congress about why the Obama Administration should release Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.

"If we can't treat the best better than we treat our worst, than how dare you ask another gentleman to put on a uniform," Williams said.

Williams also spoke about his personal struggle with MS and traumatic brain injury, and urged Congress to treat our veterans better.

Williams also met with the two veterans Sharp and Brown during the hearing to honor their 300 mile journey when White House officials didn't.

 

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