Sharrett Family Still Seeks Justice for Son's Death

Pfc. David Sharrett II was killed in a 2008 'friendly fire' incident in Iraq

Four years after his son's death, David Sharrett Sr. continues to search for answers.

David Sharrett Sr. now knows his son, Pfc. David Sharrett II, was killed in a 2008 friendly fire incident in Iraq. But he still seeks justice for the soldier who fired the shots and left his son and two other soldiers for dead.

The man who killed his son, 1st Lt. Timothy Hanson, is no longer in the Army. But what action was taken against him? Why wasn't he court-martialed?, Sharrett asks in a mission detailed in-depth by the Washington Post.

Sharrett was a 1998 Oakton High School graduate, who played defensive end for the football team. The football program now issues a scholarship each year to a football player in Sharrett's honor. They also make an annual trip to Arlington National Cemetery for a

To read the Post's detailed description of both Sharrett's death and the aftermath, click here.

Click here for a look at the four central figures in the story, Pfc. David H. Sharrett II and the three men who continue to investigate his death — David Sharrett Sr.; Douglas Kimme, whose son was also killed in the same incident; and James Meek, a former reporter with the New York Daily News.

Watch video of the friendly fire incident here.


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