EXCLUSIVE: Mr President, you are my Commander-in-Chief. Get me out of jail.' Hero Marine rotting away in Mexican prison for making 'driving mistake' in desperate plea to Obama for help to free him as he did Bowe Bergdahl
Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi has been held in a Mexican prison for two months for making a wrong turn and entering Mexico with registered guns
He is pleading to President Obama to help him the way he helped POW Bowe Bergdahl. 'I am being treated like a POW too,' he says
He was stripped naked and chained to a bedpost. When they undid the chains he was so weak he could not walk
At one point he was shackled to a bed with a four point restraint. That is not right. 'No soldier, no person should have to endure that sort of treatment'
Apart from fears about his health, mom Jill Tahmooressi said her son has already spent $20,000 and he has yet to appear in court
'All I want is for my son to come home. That is what any mother who has a son in the military wants'
By Paul Thompson In Weston, Florida
Published: 18:20 EST, 5 June 2014 | Updated: 23:49 EST, 5 June 2014
A US Marine held in a Mexican jail for over two months after mistakenly entering the country with guns has made an impassioned plea today for President Obama to secure his release.
Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi said as the head of the military Mr Obama should get personally involved in his plight.
'Mr. President, you are my Commander in Chief. Please get me out of jail.'
Speaking exclusively to Mail Online from his Mexican prison, the 25-year-old said: 'I am still in the Marines and President Obama is my Commander in Chief.