Joe Darby is the soldier who brought to light the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. He sacrificed everything he had for his ideals; His career, his friends, even the safety of his family. Joe Darby is a true hero. He deserves our support. Tell him that he has it.

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  • mewmuse - As a Cumberland native who recently came home to live, I am as PROUD that you are a local boy as I am aghast that anyone from Western Maryland would treat you as anything but the hero you are....
  • mewmuse - As a Cumberland native who recently came home to live, I am PROUDthat you are a local boy.
  • Flaviano Pinna - I read your story and I want to express you all my gratefulness. You were a Man, we have to learn from you. I hope that all these letters could help you to face the situation. I know you...
  • Valentina Ghiglieri - Grazie di cuore caro Joe! Tu sei l'unico grande eroe americano di questi ultimi anni. Sono le persone come te a salvare l'opinione che ultimamente una parte sempre crescente del...
  • Allen Seol - Mr. Darby, We all owe you a great deal for your courage to stand up to something you truly didn't believe in. You are one of the finest Americans to ever serve in the Army. I believe people...
  • JAJ Ford - Thank you for exposing some of the horrible crimes commited the the United States' government in Iraq. We all owe you a debt of gratitude.
  • Erik Christiansen - Thank you. LT Erik Christiansen USNR
  • MSG CJ Grisham - SGT Darby, well done. We recently wrote about our support on our site, A Soldier's Perspective. While the actions of a few Soldiers at Abu Ghraib aren't indicative of our Soldiers...
  • Carol - I grew up in Cumberland MD and I am deeply saddened to hear how the town has turned on you. I have been defending the troops from Cumberland as basically decent people who were sorely used. I...
  • Rep. Peter Buckley - Joe-- Thank you for your courage and sense of integrity, as well as your tremendous patriotism in standing up for what our country must be. America is the country that my family came...
  • Reyaz chagpar - dear Joe. If it wasen't for people like you joe, we would still be in the dark. for it takes a hell lot out of someone to put his life on line. you've done the absolute right thing very...
  • Greg Muir - Thanks for being a patriot. It takes less courage to do something stupid in a group than it does to stand against it. This is an ugly part of America's history and the sooner we get it out in...
  • karen - thank you for standing up for what was right and honourable. You kept the creed of an NCO From a military wife.
  • Zarrar Khuhro - You are a brave man and a true patriot. What you have done goes a long way in projecting the true image of Americans as people who care and not just bloodthirsty imperialists as most of...
  • Jose Freitas - My compliments and thanks. May the values of human decency and compassion always triumph. We need more soldiers like you, not thugs in uniform, but men of honor and courage. Best José de...
  • KVR - Dear Joe: I applaud you for knowing right from wrong and having the morality and courage to act on that knowledge. Thank you you for putting the United States Army and our national honor before...
  • James Fail - Thanks you so much for standing up for truth and justice. You are truly a great American. I am proud to be a fellow veteran. USAF '77-'81
  • Sarah - Mr. Darby - I thank you and hope that you find peace in your new home. As many others said above, you'd be welcome in Oregon! You've done what others will not - the RIGHT thing.
  • Carrie - Dear Mr. Darby, You have done a very brave and selfless thing. I salute you for this heroic action. It was horrible to see those photos,but we can't face what we are all responsible for if it is...
  • Zainab - It is always hard to stand up for the truth. It takes courage and patience. You have shown you have that. You have done a great favour for the world and justice. May god be with you.
  • American Iraqi - Thank you for all the Iraqis living under the tyranny of this administration.
  • David O. - You, Sir, are a hero. What you did took courage, and we are all better off for it. thanks............... former Army Warrant
  • Anne Cliadakis - Thank you, Joe Darby, for standing up for the real America. You are a true patriot. Anne Cliadakis
  • Jason Michel - You are a courageous man, Mr. Darby. The people of the USA owe you much gratitude for exposing crimes committed in their name. I wish there were more people like you in the military and in...
  • Luis Cabrera - Dear Jo, You are not alone, and will never be. Your brave and honorful actions have forever placed you in our hearts. Stay strong and head up high. Never forget that God is looking upon...

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