A U.S. Marine who served with Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has spent over two months in a Mexican prison on gun charges, told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Tuesday that his friend’s transformation while in prison is “heartbreaking.”
Tahmooressi was arrested at the Mexican border March 31 after he accidentally made a wrong turn into the country with three weapons in his vehicle.
Cpl. Brad Meister said on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” that is a clear to him that Tahmooressi, who he said was his workout partner, has lost a significant amount of weight behind bars.
“This is a guy that is completely humble, generous, that would do anything for anybody and to hear his voice is just kind of – just a brokenness that is hard, very hard for me…” he said, later adding, “I don’t see how you can just lose so much weight and being treated the way he is and for us, in America, to allow this to go on is really heartbreaking.”
Meister said that one example of Tahmooressi’s selflessness occurred when they were serving together. He said a fellow soldier was injured, and they were running low on tourniquets. Just as they were beginning to lose the soldier, Tahmooressi grabbed the tourniquet from his own supplies and used it to save the soldier’s life.
“Sergeant Tahmooressi is just a selfless and I can’t – words can’t describe what he means to me and what he has done for this country,” Meister said.