The bodies of Jimmy Moriarty and his two buddies arrived in the U.S. Tuesday afternoon. His father described it as a moving ceremony.
Video of the ceremony is not yet available; however, Dolcefino Consulting is efforting copies.
Jim Moriarty Sr. and his family will be attending a Veterans Luncheon at the Sugar Land Rotary Club on Wednesday at the Sweetwater Country Club. Jim Moriarty will be speaking to the group.
We now have additional information about the events leading to the murder of the 3 American Soldiers. The incident left one Jordanian soldier injured because of return fire from the lone survivor of the four-man convoy.
It appears now that the three-vehicle convoy was essentially trapped between two base barriers, then confronted by a Jordanian soldier. The Jordanian was armed with an AK-47 and the American’s carried only their Glock pistols, and were not wearing body armor. They were returning to the King Faisal Air Force Base where they lived.
The Jordanian guard ignored the U.S. soldier’s assurances and opened fire, killing two instantly. Jimmy Moriarty was subsequently shot three times and killed at a range of ten feet. The lone survivor returned fire and wounded the Jordanian soldier.
The family is extremely upset that the Jordanian Government has not dealt with this, but I am told that the FBI is investigating and the Moriarty family has been told the Jordanian guard is in custody.
Mr. Moriarty will be addressing his son at Wednesday’s speech. The media is invited.
There will be events on Friday, Veterans Day, and Saturday honoring Jimmy Moriarty. His body will not be coming to Houston and will instead be sent to Arlington National Cemetery for funeral preparations.
Honor Our Veterans Luncheon
Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM