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The Annual Viva! Vienna!
festival was held this past
Memorial Day weekend
with thousands of area
residents partaking in
the variety of festivities,
including rides, games,
vendor booths, carnival
food and entertainment.
News, Page 6
Photo by Robbie Hammer /The Connection
Eyes Are Smiling
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Area residents enjoy just one of the weekend’s entertainment choices at Vishnu Murali, 10, of Vienna, demonstrates his Karate skills at the Viva!
the annual Viva! Vienna! festival this past Memorial Day weekend in Vienna! festival in Vienna this past Memorial Day weekend.
Photo by Caroline Barr/The Connection
Jeffrey Oster, Lieutenant General (ret.), speaks at the
Memorial Day commemoration ceremony in Vienna
on Monday, May 30.
Honoring Fallen Heroes
Maggie Johnson, 14, of Vienna, and her
brother, Andrew, enjoy the thrill of riding n a sunny Monday, served and those who died in
The Annual Viva! Vienna!
the Scat during the annual Viva! Vienna!
festival on Sunday afternoon. O Vienna community
morial Day: Retired Marine Lt.
service for our country. Also, to
remember at any chance you
have, to help support the sol-
festival was held this past Gen., Jeffrey Oster, spoke about diers.”
Memorial Day weekend the patriotism and the meaning Aimee Marich, a student from
with thousands of area of Memorial Day. The day for McLean, said, “The best way is
residents partaking in the friends and family brought taking part in the festivities in
variety of festivities, in- people from the 300 ViVa! the towns and celebrating the
cluding rides, games, Vienna! vendor booths to the community we have because of
vendor booths, carnival stage as color guards brought the sacrifice our troops have
food and entertainment. the flags to the front. made.”
James Madison High School’s Steve Costner, of Vienna,
choir closed the ceremony with said, “A mix of memorial ser-
an a capella rendition of vices to celebrate what the
“America the Beautiful.” troops have done as well as hav-
Meera Vijay, 4, of When asked, “what do you ing celebrations throughout the
Vienna, tries to keep think is the best way to com- day, is the best way to com-
cool while attending the memorate Memorial Day?” memorate Memorial Day.”
Viva! Vienna! celebration Gen. Oster, said, “It is important
with her family on to remember those who have — Caroline Barr
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Photos by Donna Manz/The Connection
Photos by Donna Manz/The Connection
Vienna Volunteer Fire Department volunteers who
died in 2010 were honored for their service on May
14. Their names were engraved on VVFD’s memorial
Linda and Brian Roberts’ Vienna home is The Roberts’ iris collection includes color and family members of the five volunteers gathered
geared toward gardening. More than 350 combinations of peach, gold, blacks, blues, to remember them.
hybrid iris plants are the centerpiece. purple, beiges and browns and everything
When Iris Eyes Are Smiling Remembered
Vienna garden highlights shoots. It’s called the mother shoot because it pro- n May 14, the Vienna iary, was already named on the
350 iris hybrids.
duces “children,” explained Roberts.
Each shoot blooms but once in its lifetime. Unlike
bulbs in the Northern Virginia climate, iris rhizomes
O Volunteer Fire De-
honored former long-time
“It is important to remember
those who gave so much, and
do not ordinarily need to be dug up and protected members who died in 2010. these people are why we’re still
By Donna Manz during the winter months. The names of the volunteers here,” said Joan Dempsey,
The Connection were engraved on the memorial president of the VVFD Auxiliary
EVERY YEAR, when the iris garden is at its peak of wall at the front of the station and chair of the ceremonies
n front of a house sitting on a shady road off bloom, the Roberts throw a garden party for neigh- house and family members committee.
I Vale Road are chairs facing the roadway. Not bors. Every family brings something to snack on and
just any chairs but colorful wood high-backed the Roberts make sure there are plenty of refresh-
chairs with holes in the seat. In these holes are ments. The Roberts have hosted the garden party
planters and in the planters are
flowers and greenery. That’s the
for about 12 years now, and 20 to
30 friends usually show up, chil-
gathered there for a ceremony
recognizing their service.
Edward E. Purcell Jr., who
volunteered for almost 50
years; J. Patrick Rooney, presi-
VVFD president Bob Zillian
welcomed guests and Tom
Bonner, chairman of the history
committee, introduced the
families in attendance. EMS
first sign that this is no ordinary dren included. dent of VVFD for many years; Captain Monica Haley stood in
home and an even less than ordi- In the gardens surrounding the Edwin I. Reeves; Ryneer A. for VVFD Chief John Morrison
nary yard. home the Roberts have lived in for Staats; and Gil Aldridge were who was on fire department
Out in the back are the makings more than 20 years, are not only memorialized. Aldridge’s wife, business.
of a botanical park. Rows of irises, iris gardens but spectacular peo- Kathryn Genny Aldridge, a
in every hue and color combination nies and plantings of common former president of the auxil- — Donna Manz
created by nature and man, are the flower varieties. Linda Roberts and
centerpiece of the one-half acre lot her husband cultivate a vegetable
belonging to Linda and Brian Rob- garden, too. In it are tomato, pep-
erts. per and eggplant plants. What en-
“I do all this work for the enjoy- hances a yard that pays homage
ment of the flowers,” said Linda to nature more than a screened ga-
Roberts. “I realize it is a short zebo? The Roberts have that, too.
blooming season, but it is worth The 12 by 18 foot gazebo was built
[it] for the month that they bloom, by Linda’s husband, Brian, from re-
to be able to enjoy them and share cycled materials — barnwood,
them with people.” A pastel pink bicycle with table legs, banisters and railings
Linda Roberts bought her first iris flowers growing out of it. among the found treasures.
plant from a woman in Reston There’s a pottery shed, too.
more than 20 years ago. She started out with a basic When Linda Roberts is not gardening or working
blue. From that first basic blue, the garden has grown at a full-time job, she quilts. The house, she admits,
to highlight irises that are peach, beige and brown, is geared toward gardening, though.
black ([called ‘Drama Queen’) and every pastel, ev- There is a local chapter of an iris society in North-
ery primary color, every secondary color in between. ern Virginia and plenty of information on the internet,
Roberts keeps a log of her iris plants, when they were Linda Roberts said. She recommends looking up
planted and details of the flowers’ character. Color Schreiner’s Iris Gardens in Oregon for information Ed Purcell Jr.’s family was out in full-force for the
photos identify the bloom. on irises. memorial program at the Vienna Volunteer Fire
One does not plant an iris bulb. One plants an iris “What do I get out of my garden? The beauty of Station on Center Street. Purcell was a VVFD volun-
rhizome. Iris plants “walk,” that is, the shoots spread the flowers, and the ability to share them with other teer for almost 50 years.
out. There is a “mother” shoot that spreads new people,” said Roberts.
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Father Seeks the Truth About Friendly Fire
Fighting for the
truth to honor a
soldier fallen in
Photos courtesy of the Sharrett family
By Meredith Billman-
he knock on the door
T that notified David
Sharrett Sr. that his
son had been killed
fighting in Iraq is one that every
military family dreads. The second
knock at the door, four months
later, informing him that it may
have been friendly fire that killed Pfc. David Sharrett, of Oakton, was Pfc. David Sharrett at Fort Benning with his mother Vicki Irwin Sharrett and
his son, left deeper wounds that killed in Iraq on Jan. 16, 2008. father David Sharrett Sr.
David Sharrett Sr. is attempting to
heal by holding the Army account- David Sharrett was buried later cial story wasn’t true and friendly the truth about their loved ones’ grief, but you have to fight for
able for its actions. that month with full military hon- fire may have been involved. death and to hold the Army ac- what’s right. [The Army] has made
Pfc. David Sharrett, 27, of ors at Arlington National Cem- David Sharrett Sr. and his four countable for upholding its own it difficult to shut the door,” said
Oakton, was in the 101st Airborne etery. He was posthumously year fight to learn the truth about policies about notifying families David Sharrett Sr.
Division when he was killed in awarded the Purple Heart and the his son’s death are included in a when friendly fire may have been
Balad, Iraq on Jan. 16, 2008. Two Bronze Star. new movie currently touring the the cause of a soldier’s death. FIGHTING FOR THE TRUTH
other American soldiers were It was shortly after his son’s country. Titled, “A Second Knock “I would much rather have this has been significantly aided by his
killed during the same Al Qaeda burial that David Sharrett Sr. be- At The Door,” the film details the in my rear view mirror and to
ambush north of Baghdad. Pfc. gan hearing rumors that the offi- struggles of four families to learn travel along the normal lanes of 18
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I in the garden with my three
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When friends ask what they can
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1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road,
30 at the Artists wartime medicine, musket and
Tyson’s Corner. With an irreverent Atelier Gallery, 1144 artillery fire, and camp life. Free
Cow, a crafty, bean-peddling Stranger Walker Road, Suite H crafts for children, tours of historic
and a saucy Hen What Lays the caboose, music, and model railroad
Golden Eggs. Tickets $15 at
in Great Falls. displays a community celebration of
www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854- firstname.lastname@example.org. Manassas Railway heritage. Outside
1856. activities free, $1 Museum admission.
Bill Cosby. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap 703-369-1873.
Photo courtesy of 1st Stage Foundation for the Performing Arts, crafts for children, tours of Wolf Trap’s 22nd Annual
Katie Nigsch-Fairfax, Edward C. Nagle and Matt Dew- 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $40 in historic caboose, music, and Louisiana Swamp Romp. 2 p.m.
berry (rear) in the 1st Stage production of ‘By Jeeves.’ house, $20 lawn. www.wolftrap.org. model railroad displays a Wolf Trap Foundation for the
Jesse Malin: Night of Stories and community celebration of Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road,
Songs. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Manassas Railway heritage. Vienna. With Trombone Shorty &
Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Outside activities free, $1 Orleans Avenue, Sonny Landreth,
www.jamminjava.com. Museum admission. 703- Geno Delafose & French Rockin’
369-1873. Boogie, and Steve Riley & The Mamou
“By Jeeves.” 2 p.m. and 8 Playboy. $25. www.wolftrap.org.
FRIDAY/JUNE 3 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring
“By Jeeves.” 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A musical Foundation for the Performing Arts,
Comedy Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A inspired by the P. G Wodehouse 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. With the MONDAY/JUNE 6
musical inspired by the P. G stories of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Access Royale, Burning Daylight,
Wodehouse stories of Bertie Wooster $30 adults, $15 students. 703-854- Tickets $8-$50. www.wolftrap.org. Naylor Court and Mission
and Jeeves. $30 adults, $15 students. 1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/ South. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227
703-854-1856 or jeeves. Maple Ave. E., Vienna.
‘By Jeeves’ at Where and When
I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s
Business, Into It Over It and
Laura Cantrell at 7 p.m., followed by
Mc Graves and Nikko at 10 p.m.
Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E.,
Vienna Volunteer Fire Department
will hold an All-Day Bingo in two
1st Stage. “BY JEEVES” AT 1ST STAGE Mansions at 6:30 p.m., followed by
Future and Chris Collat Band at
“Jack and the Bean-Stalk.” 12 p.m.
sessions. Session 1 - Doors open and
sales begin at 10 a.m.. Kitchen opens
“Jack and the Bean-Stalk.” 12 p.m.
1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple and 6 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill at 11 a.m. Games begin at 12 noon. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road,
Tickets: $15-$30. Performances Ave. E., Vienna. Road, Tyson’s Corner. With an Progressive Casino Pack game has Tyson’s Corner. With an irreverent
By David Siegel through June 19. Fridays 8 p.m., www.jamminjava.com. irreverent Cow, a crafty, bean- $15,548 in it. Session 1’s winner will Cow, a crafty, bean-peddling Stranger
The Connection Saturdays 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. and New Majority Comedy Tour peddling Stranger and a saucy Hen have a chance at $16,147! Game and a saucy Hen What Lays the
Sundays 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Call 703- Starring Gabriel Iglesias & What Lays the Golden Eggs. Tickets time 12 – 4 p.m. Session 2 - Sales Golden Eggs. Tickets $15 at
854-1856 or visit http:// Russell Peters. 8 p.m. George $15 at www.1ststagetysons.org or begin at 4:30 p.m. Games begin at 6 www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-
on’t try to make 1ststagetysons.org/ Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 703-854-1856. p.m. If our progressives continue to 1856.
D sense of it. That
will defeat the en-
tertainment of “By
Jeeves” at 1st Stage. A whimsi-
cal musical comedy; earnestly
they have cast 10 dynamos. The
ensemble is fearless as only
youth can be in hitting their
comic marks as the production
Patriot Circle, Fairfax. With Lisa
Lampanelli. Tickets $49.50-$75
through www.ticketmaster.com or
703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and
Barney Live in Concert: Birthday
Bash! 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. George
Mason University Patriot Center, 4500
Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Celebrate
Barney’s birthday with more than 25
upbeat sing-along tunes. Tickets $20-
build, they will be worth even more in
session 2. Game time 6 – 10 p.m.
Free dinner will be served during the
break between session 1 and session
2. Visit the Vienna Volunteer Fire
Department website at http://
Hank and Cupcakes, HyeTension
and Fives. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java,
227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.
accomplished lighthearted fun picks up speed. With the simple German American Exchange $30, $45 Gold Circle Seats and $75 www.vvfd.org
Concert. 7 p.m. McLean High Dino Seats also available. 703-573- Saint Luke Organ Celebration. 4 Ian McLagan. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java,
by a large ensemble cast out to choreographed dances and School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. SEAT or www.barneylivetour.com. p.m. Saint Luke Parish, 7001 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.
please. If you enjoy that very movement by Jordan Gehley, the The McLean HS Chamber Orchestra Billy T’s Time Machine. 5 p.m. Georgetown Pike, McLean. Organist jamminjava.com.
performing with forty students from Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Paul Skevinton performs works
“EXQUISITE THAI CUISINE” peculiar British sense of absur-
dity full of visual and verbal
cast moves breathlessly with
rarely a missed beat. The costum-
Detmolder Jugendorchester of Laughlin Ave., McLean. Free. 703- ranging from the Baroque to the 20th
Detmold, Germany. Beethoven’s Fifth 288-9505. century. Free, donations accepted.
foolishness often scolding the ing by Cheryl Wu is delicious. Symphony, Grieg’s Piano Concert, Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tysons- 703-356-0670 or Ted Vigil: A Tribute to John
✭✭✭ Conde Nast Traveler Leroy Anderson’s The Typewriter and Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 www.saintlukemclean.org. Denver. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227
upper classes with tongue firmly Many in the ensemble have
“50 Best” Washington Post more. Free, donations welcome. Leesburg Pike , Falls Church. “By Jeeves.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1st Maple Ave. E., Vienna.
“.. Would be equally hip in Paris, Bangkok or Soho.” in cheek this is for you. terrific voices and most carry www.mhsorchestra.org. Sponsored by the Friends of the Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons jamminjava.com.
The New York Times March, 1998 “By Jeeves” is best described notes well. The lively music is Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Library. Books, magazines and more Corner. A musical inspired by the P. G “Jack and the Bean-Stalk.” 12 p.m.
as a flimsy frolic. A missing cued up and played admirably Pinafore.” 8 p.m. Wolf Trap for adults and children. Wodehouse stories of Bertie Wooster 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road,
www.busara.com banjo at a church gathering by pianist Billie Whittaker and
Foundation for the Performing Arts, TysonsLibraryFriends@gmail.com or and Jeeves. $30 adults, $15 students. Tyson’s Corner. With an irreverent
1624 Trap Road, Vienna. With the 703-790-8088. 703-854-1856 or Cow, a crafty, bean-peddling Stranger
somewhere in England in the bassist Jon Steele. The voices New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Tea and Chocolate. 1 p.m. Colvin Run www.1stStageTysons.org/jeeves. and a saucy Hen What Lays the
mid-1930s starts the roller are especially lovely in duets Tickets $8-$50. www.wolftrap.org. Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great “Jack and the Bean-Stalk.” 12 p.m. Golden Eggs. Tickets $15 at
Falls. Discussion and sampling. $25. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-
coaster ride. There are any num- and larger numbers. Voice Registration required at 703-759- Tyson’s Corner. With an irreverent 1856.
ber of mistaken identities, sev- standouts include Katie Nigsch- SATURDAY/JUNE 4 2771. Cow, a crafty, bean-peddling Stranger Lecture: “The Battle of Big
eral star-crossed lovers, speedy Fairfax, Paul R. Scanlan and Skirmish at Fairfax Court House Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and a saucy Hen What Lays the Bethel.” 7 p.m. Centreville Regional
Reenactment and Living History Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Golden Eggs. Tickets $15 at Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive,
word plays that hit and miss and Joshua Rosenblum. Day. Historic Fairfax Courthouse, Auxiliary, 400 Center St. S., Vienna. www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854- Centreville. Speaker Rick Britton
about 10 songs with music that The first-rate touch of Matt 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. A Tours of the fire equipment. 1856. discusses The Battle of Big Bethel at
provides a wave to carry every- Dewberry as valet Jeeves is cen- reenactment of the first organized Refreshments available for purchase. Community Wide Pet Blessing. 2 this special 150th anniversary lecture.
land engagement of the Civil War will Free admission. www.vvfd.org. p.m. Antioch Christian Church, 1860 Sponsored by the Bull Run Civil War
thing forward. At the end love tral. He is above the inane occur from 1-2 p.m. west of the Colvin Run Community Hall Dance. Beulah Road, Vienna. Free gift to Round Table. Free. 703-830-2223.
conquers all. higher-class mores of his man Courthouse grounds at the corner of 10201 Colvin Run Road every pet blessed, pet supply vendors Art about Art. 7:30 p.m. Vienna Art
“By Jeeves” is the trifle of the and protagonist Bertram North and Main Streets. After the Great Falls. Live music by The Family and ways to help other pets in the Center, 115 Pleasant St. N.W.,
skirmish reenactment meet the band. Lesson at 8 p.m. for $5, dancing area. www.antiochdoc.org or 703- Vienna. Artist and children’s book
mind of Alan Ayckbourn who Wooster played by Edward. C. Cavalry and infantry reenactors at 9-11:30 p.m. $12. 703-795-2003 or 938-6753. illustrator Jonathan Linton, who will
Photo by Kenneth M. Wyner wrote the book and lyrics based Nagel in his profession debut. Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee www.colvinrun.org. A Dance for Japan Relief. 1 p.m. demonstrate principals of design.
upon the works of that British The work of Dewberry is in- Highway, to talk about the World Children’s Concert. 6:30 p.m. George Mason University Harris Free. 703-319-3971 or
reenactment, what it was like for Christ Crossman United Methodist Theater, 4400 University Drive, www.ViennaArtsSociety.org.
Join Us For .G.
writer P Wodehouse (1881-
1975). Music was composed by
Tony Award winning Andrew
spired; he speaks few lines and
then with a coolly clipped dic-
tion; careful in presentation.
soldiers in the 19th century, and
explore the historic Blenheim Estate.
Also at the Blenheim Estate will be
the Virginia Historical Society panel
Church, 384 North Washington St.,
Falls Church. Broadway, opera, folk
and more. $10-$20.
Fairfax. Kikuyuki Dancers of America,
Inc. present Onoe style Japanese
classical dance, a raffle and silent
auction of Japanese textiles, arts, and
“By Jeeves.” 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524
Lloyd Webber usually known for Dewberry’s greatest gift is his
Lunch & Dinner lush, big musicals such as
“Cats,” or “Evita.”
demeanor; twinkling eyes, lifted
eyebrows, a titled face with
exhibit, An American Turning Point:
The Civil War in Virginia, from May
23 to June 6. Free. 703-591-0560.
Manassas Heritage Railway
Scrub Your Paws Dog Wash. 1-4
p.m. at the Antioch Christian Church
parking lot, 1860 Beulah Road,
Vienna. Hosted by Junior Girl Scout
crafts. All proceeds donated to the
Japanese Red Cross Society. $40
general admission, $25 students,
available at 888-945-2468 or
Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A
musical inspired by the P. G
Wodehouse stories of Bertie Wooster
and Jeeves. $30 adults, $15 students.
turned down mouth, with a
Open Daily: Mon – Sun Festival & Civil War Weekend. Troop 3735 from Wolftrap www.japandance.org. 703-854-1856 or
DIRECTOR STEVIE smirk or a quiet look of disdain. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Manassas Elementary School. The troop will Mike Terpak Blues Explosion. 6 www.1stStageTysons.org/jeeves.
11964 Market Street (Reston Towncenter) Reston • 703-435-4188 Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, also sell home made dog treats. p.m. Concerts on the Green, Great Alte Kameraden. 7 p.m. Old Town
ZIMMERMAN is new to the He is the underlying strength to
8142 Watson St. (Tysons) McLean • 703-356-2288 Washington, D.C. area and does the evening. The cast uses him
Manassas. Step into a military Donations benefit the Friends of Falls Village Center, Great Falls. Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Road,
encampment on the museum lawn as Homeless Animals. Blues. www.gfvcca.com/concerts. Fairfax. Gemütlichkeit festmusik.
FREE Delivery Available fine with the frivolity. With Mu- for protection when the going living historians from Confederate email@example.com or 703-407- Rockshop Unleashed at 1:30 p.m., Weather permitting. Bring a blanket
sic Director Jeffry Newberger gets way out there. and Union regiments demonstrate 4229. followed by Kurtis Parks and The or lawn chair and a picnic basket.
Please call for details for each location. wartime medicine, musket and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Anthem, Brian Franke and Free. 703-757-0220 or
artillery fire, and camp life. Free Pinafore.” 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Hathaway Brown at 8 p.m. www.fairfaxband.org.
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Back Row: Vikram
Trubetskoy, Jaisohn Kim,
David Noursi, and
Eduard Danalache. Front
Row: Kunal Shroff, non-
team member Alex
Tisseront, Jordan Ganley,
Alison Luckett, Alexis
Gillmore, and Dhriti Vij.
Kilmer’s Science Olympians
By Julie Inglis graders earned a 19th place finish fellow seventh-grader Jordan
The Connection out of 60 competing teams. Ganley.
Team member and seventh-
ifteen students, one state grader Alison Luckett explained STUDENTS FELT POSITIVE
F championship and six
medals at Nationals.
Kilmer Middle School’s
Division B Science Olympiad team
has set their bar with the past
how her team overcame some
challenging odds to get to nation-
als: the Kilmer team beat longtime
state champion Longfellow Middle
School, placing first at the state
about their first nationals experi-
ence, saying there seemed less ten-
sion than in previous tournament
experiences. “I guess that every-
one there figures, ‘Wow we got this
All business proceeds on beliefs, year’s achievements.
On May 20-21, a team of stu-
tournament. “It was pretty cool. I
didn’t actually expect it,” said sev-
far; I guess we can finally relax a
little bit,’” said Alison Luckett.
or judgments of probabilities, dents from Kilmer represented Vir-
ginia at the National Science
enth-grader Dhriti Vij.
“Originally it was kind of like a
Alexis Gillmore, an eighth-grader
chimed in: “You just go and do
and not on certainties. —Charles Eliot Olympiad tournament. In the tour-
nament, held at the University of
state of shock: this is our second
year as a team, so we never really
however well you’re gonna do. It’s
Wisconsin at Madison, the 11 considered that we’d be going to
eighth-graders and four seventh- nationals as seventh-graders,” said See Kilmer’s, Page 13
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From Page 12
THERE WERE 26 EVENTS at
nationals this year, 23 of which
contribute to a team’s overall
score, according to the Kilmer
team’s assistant coordinator,
Samia Noursi. Each of the 23
events was scored from 1 to 59 To add your Realtor represented Open House
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taled: the lowest scored team won,
The Kilmer team earned medals
in six of 26 events at the national
tournament and placed within the
top 20 on 15 of 26 events.
Photo by Samia Noursi
Event requirements range from
building to taking tests. Seventh-
grader Arthur Tisseront displayed
a cheat sheet covered with writ-
ing and charts, explaining that his
team had used it in the Anatomy
event—an event that requires stu-
dents to take an exam. “At nation-
als it was a 144 question test, so if Kilmer Middle science Olympians pictured at national
you just relied on this, there’s no competition. Back Row: Nate Vollbrecht, Ryan Gottwald,
way you would’ve been able to fin- Eduard Danalache, Alexis Gillmore, David Noursi, Alex
ish,” he said. Nelson, Sasha Trubetskoy, and Chris Liu. Middle Row:
The Junkyard Challenge event, Alison Luckett, Pranav Balan, Jaisohn Kim, Vikram
on the other hand, required Sardana, and Nathaniel Taylor. Front Row: Kunal Shroff,
eighth-graders Alex Nelson and Andy Zhao, Arthur Tisseront, and Dhriti Vij.
Jaisohn Kim to build a prear-
ranged object with materials they Sardana, an eighth-grader, said. had encouraged his participation.
had brought with them. In this Sardana went on to explain how “She thought I would do really
case, that object, according to the event, Disease Detectives, had well in it; so in seventh grade I did
Samie Noursi, was a catapult. allowed him to study epidemiol- it and I continued in eighth grade.”
“I think getting time manage- ogy. “It’s a topic that’s not covered
ment together was the hardest in school at all. It’s just not in the THE EIGHTH-GRADE STU-
because I had so many events,” curriculum.” DENTS of the team are moving
said Jaisohn Kim when recollect- Students recalled how they got on to high schools including James
ing his most challenging part of involved in the Science Olympiad. Madison High School and Thomas
the year for the Science Olympiad. Kunal Shroff, a seventh-grader, Jefferson High School for Science
Eduard Danalache, another reminisced how the Science Olym- and Technology. Some, such as
eighth-grader had a similar obser- piad had been unavailable at his Vikram Sardana, expressed inter-
vation, “The challenging part is elementary school: he started est in continuing with Science
probably how much time it takes when he came to Kilmer. Olympiad through high school.
because it takes lots of dedica- Looking back, eighth-grader Sardana said, “I do think that I’m
tion.” David Noursi explained that a going to continue it. It’s been a lot
“It’s a lot of fun,” Vikram teacher from elementary school of fun so far.”
Hundreds Run, Walk in Vienna Elementary Race
A little more than 700
runners and walkers
were registered and
present for the 7th
annual Vienna Elemen-
tary School 5K race
and 1 Mile Fun Run on
Sunday morning, May
1. The race course
passed the USATF
this year and is now an
Race Course. A list of
all runners and walk-
ers is listed on the
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Vienna/Oakton Connection Sports Editor Rich Sanders
Sports 703-224-3031 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Craig Sterbutzel/The Connection
Madison’s Allison Hahn gets off a shot during last Thursday’s region Photo by Rich Sanders/The Connection
title game played at Robinson Secondary. Oakton’s Zora Stephenson Oakton’s Kelsey Clarke (left) scored three goals in the finals loss to the
(left) defends. Warhawks.
Madison Girls Win First-Ever Region Lacrosse Crown
Warhawks, in the ther off a break or in more methodical set-
up play, continually found ways to get off
four goals during the key Madison scoring
spell, while Hahn and Bisson both tallied
finals, handle local good shots against a talented Oakton squad.
One huge key in Madison’s offensive suc-
Madison’s lead reached 10 goals at 19-9
rival Oakton. cess was its ability to hold onto the ball and
dominate possession time.
on a penalty goal by Kerrigan less than five
minutes into the start of the second half.
“We let them take way too many shots,” The Warhawks never led by more than 10
By Rich Sanders said Oakton coach Jean Counts, a sister-in- goals as Oakton outscored Madison, 5-4,
The Connection law of Amanda Counts, the Madison coach. over the final 20 minutes.
Jean Counts said it was difficult for the When the final horn sounded, Madison
he scenario could not have been Oakton coaching staff to game-plan defen- had captured its’ first-ever region crown in
T much better for Vienna-area
high school girls’ lacrosse fans
last Thursday evening, May 26,
as cross-town rivals Madison and Oakton
met in the Northern Region championship
sively for Madison because of the numer-
ous Warhawk players who can be game-
changers on offense.
“Normally in these games, there are two
or three girls [from the other team] you
“It’s the first time our team has made it
to the finals,” said Hahn, of the Madison
program. “I’m so happy and proud of all
these girls and all the coaches.”
game. have to watch,” she said. While Madison’s roster is filled with many
The finals contest, played at Robinson But such is not the case for Madison, talented players, the key for the Warhawks
Secondary, matched powerful and unbeaten which had defeated visiting Oakton, 23-15, this season has been their unselfishness and
Madison, champions of the Liberty District, in a late regular season game on April 27. dedication to playing as a team.
versus Oakton, a team with a less formi- “It’s very hard to game plan for an entire “We play as a team and all love each
dable win-loss record which, nonetheless, team,” said Counts. other,” said Rivera-Silva, the Warhawks’
had captured the Concorde District title and The coach said her Cougars, in the region goalie. “We’ve worked so hard [in recent
was riding an eight-game win streak which Photo by Rich Sanders/The Connection title game, did not play with their normal, years] to get here. We wanted to come out
included a district finals win over Chantilly Allison Hahn, shown here with the confident mindset. today swinging for 50 minutes.”
— another region stalwart. ball during Madison’s region finals “One thing that frustrated me was they Hahn, this year’s Northern Region Player
Madison, in a high-scoring region title win over Oakton, was recently were acting kind of scared,” she said. “I’m of the Year, said Madison, over the latter
game affair, more than lived up to its acco- named the Northern Region Player very excited for our team [reaching the fi- part of the season, has not been focused on
lades by building up an eight-goal halftime of the Year. nals] because we have a huge amount of going unbeaten. The Warhawks have just
lead on way to a 23-14 finals win. It was girls who have been on the varsity for three wanted to take care of business one game
the Warhawks’ first region title in program Bisson, both with four goals; senior years. But for some reason we were over- at a time, and that has carried over into the
history. midfielder Allison Hahn (3 goals); and matched today.” postseason as Madison has won six consecu-
“This game was real personal for us be- freshmen Samantha Babbit (2 goals). Single The two teams could well meet once tive playoff games, including region tour-
cause they live right next door to us,” said goal games came from junior defender again at states. nament victories over Lake Braddock,
Madison sophomore goalie Taylor Rivera- Molly Web, freshmen midfielder Alex Westfield, Chantilly, and now the Cougars.
Silva, of the local rival versus Oakton. Condon, and junior midfielder Annie Tracz. OAKTON LED MADISON, 3-2 less than “I don’t think going undefeated was ever
“We’ve played against these players for a Rivera-Silva played outstanding in earning seven minutes into the game, played on a a real goal for us,” said Hahn. “Our first goal
long time. It’s nice to play them in such a the win in the net for Madison. hot, sunny late afternoon, early evening. was to win the district. We had good play-
high pressure game.” Oakton (15-6), making its first region fi- Clarke, in a crowd of players near the Madi- ers going into the season but didn’t know
Both teams are set to move on to the state nals appearance since winning the region son goal, scored from close range less than how good we’d be. Every single player on
playoffs with quarterfinals home games crown in both 2007 and 2008, received a 30 seconds into the start of the contest. this team can score and our defense is rock
slated for later this week. big game from junior attack/midfielder Later, with the score tied at 2-2, Clarke, off solid.”
Madison (19-0), under head coach Carly Palmucci, who scored a game-high an assist from Revel, scored again on a Hahn said Madison began playing its best
Amanda Counts, saw several players come seven goals. Kelsey Clarke, a junior attack, straight-on shot from seven yards out after late in the season following its spring break
up with big scoring games in the region fi- added three goals, senior midfielder Rachel maneuvering her way through the trip to Clearwater, Fla. The Warhawks, af-
nals win over Oakton, led by junior Kuykendall scored two times, and junior Warhawks’ defense. ter returning from the sunshine state, won
midfielder Julia Kehoe’s five goals. The midfielders Alex Revel and Jackie Rupp both But Madison, over the remaining 18 min- four games over seven days to close out the
other top goal scorers for the Warhawks had one. utes of the first half, then outscored the regular season with lots of momentum.
were freshmen midfielder/defender Katie Madison’s high-octane offense was close Cougars, 14-5, to build a 16-8 halftime lead “We came back as a tighter team and
Kerrigan and junior midfielder Megan to being unstoppable as the Warhawks, ei- to take control of the game. Kehoe scored rolled into districts,” said Hahn.
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The County Line
Dulles Rail in Crisis? Metrorail Schedule
Rising costs, station According to Metropolitan Wash-
ington Airport Authority website:
choice and ideology Construction of Phase 1 of the
sow discord rolling Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is
underway with efforts concentrated
into Phase 2. in Tysons Corner where preparations
for construction of a short tunnel,
the beginnings of station founda-
By Nicholas Horrock tions and installation of the first pier
The Connection to support the guideway are taking
First of a two-part series.
Phase 1 will run from the East Falls
n the space of two months, the han- Church Metro Station westward
I dling of the Dulles rail project by the
Metropolitan Washington Airport Au-
thority has come under a major legal
attack, a challenge by a senior member of
Congress, the angry criticism of the gover-
with four stations in Tysons Corner
to the Wiehle Avenue Station at the
eastern edge of Reston. Revenue
service will begin in late 2013.
nor of Virginia and has outraged the mem- Phase 2, opening in 2016, has six
bers of the Fairfax and Loudoun Boards of Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority stations – Reston Parkway, Herndon-
Supervisors. Leesburg Pike (Route 7) will be expanded from six lanes to eight lanes Monroe, Route 28, Dulles Airport,
between Route 123 and the Dulles Toll Road as part of the Dulles Corri- Route 606 and Route 772.
❖ On April 6, the MWAA voted to select dor Metrorail construction. The Route 7 expansion is necessary to make
an underground station design at Dulles In- room for the future Metrorail line through Tysons Corner.
ternational Airport that will cost an esti- At a hearing on the new rail line, former
mated $325 million more than the compet- several members of the Fairfax County that “toll rates cannot be increased with- U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11) said airline pas-
ing above-ground plan, raising the Phase 2 Board of Supervisors trying to get zoning out bound. At a high enough price, poten- sengers would only make up some 7 per-
cost of the $6 billion project $1 billion more approval to build a “control station” on tial customers will find other ways of com- cent of the riders of riders when it is built.
than previous estimates. Fisher Avenue. The WMAA won the vote pleting their journeys and will not pay the He is quoting an estimate by Dulles Corri-
❖ The governor of Virginia and the su- only on a technicality of zoning law, but higher toll.” dor Users Group, which is often critical of
pervisors of Fairfax and Loudoun counties testimony at the meeting disclosed that By 2009, Wilbur Smith Associates took a the MWAA.
angrily attacked the MWAA and said that MWAA chose one site in 2007 and held it new view of its income potential in a re- The estimate may not be far off.
the Virginia partners in the project will not for four years before deciding it was not port to MWAA, characterizing Dulles Toll Maryland’s Baltimore Washington Interna-
pay the additional costs. suitable. Supervisor John Foust (D - Road as being in a corridor of high income tional Airport (BWI) has had its own rail
❖ On April 14, two users of the Dulles Dranesville) called the MWAA’s behavior people who would place a high value on station for years and is served by MARC and
Toll Road sued the MWAA in Federal Court during the weeks of debate over the loca- saving time and said “the long term eco- Amtrak and Baltimore light rail. The air-
challenging its constitutional right to col- tion “arrogant.” nomic and demographic outlook is very fa- port reports that 99 percent of its passen-
lect tolls, the second lawsuit on this issue One key issue that has dogged the rail vorable.” gers use bus, cab or private car to reach
in recent years. The current funding plan project is its reliance for financing on tolls “Revenue soars under the 2009 forecast BWI.
calls for motorists who use the Dulles Toll from the Dulles Toll Road. In 1984, when along with steeply higher tolls,” the A slightly higher percentage of the BWI
Road to pay for nearly 60 percent of the the road opened for traffic, tolls were used Tollroadsnews reported. workforce uses rail, and it is estimated at
rail project, some $3.7 billion. to pay for operations and support $57 mil- The actual use of the road dipped slightly Dulles that a significant portion of the
❖ On May 10, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R- lion in debt to finance the 16-mile road. in 2008 primarily due to the slowing of the 13,000 airport workers will use the Dulles
10) introduced legislation in the House of Using the tolls to fund the rail project could economy. Rail.
Representatives that would make it easier be an example of “mission creep.” Now with billions in rail construction on To attend a MWAA meeting in its crowded
to replace members of the MWAA, increase Then, in 2005, the first of two crucial the line, MWAA is faced with a dilemma. It little conference room at the north end of
the authority’s size and increase the num- developments occurred. The tolls were needs to raise tolls to pay for Dulles rail, Reagan National Airport is to begin to com-
ber of Virginia members from five to nine raised in May to finance a bond issue for but in doing so, MWAA may put its primary prehend the enormity of MWAA’s task and
persons. Wolf claims the current MWAA the Dulles Rail project — a move the law- source of funding at risk. its struggle to bring organized management
board has “lost sight of its primary mission suit asserts was unconstitutional because, MWAA took over operation of the road to bear on its projects.
of serving airport passengers and residents if the tolls are not used solely for the road, from the Virginia Department of Transpor- The room is packed with the board’s em-
of the surrounding communities.” it becomes a tax and only officials elected tation in 2005. Until that time MWAA’s ex- ployees: police and security experts, land-
by the people can level taxes under both pertise had been in airport management. ing rights experts, airport management ex-
MWAA has stumbled on other issues this the Virginia and U.S. Constitutions. Though called the Dulles rail project, the perts, personnel experts and construction
year. In March, seven members of the At almost the same time, the Metropoli- real impetus for getting it underway some company experts.
MWAA board voted informally to hire tan Washington Airport Authority took over 40 years after the airport was opened was On the day the MWAA selected the higher
Nathaniel Ford, currently chief executive of the road as a device to secure bonds for the extraordinary growth created by the priced Metro headquarters, the meeting
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation building the new Dulles corridor rail. Dulles airport in Fairfax and Loudoun coun- room was so crowded the authority put
Agency, at $375,000 a year to be the new According to a report by the ties. Reston, Herndon and Tyson’s Corner dozens of interested parties in a separate
chief executive of an authority that oper- Tollroadsnews.com, a national electronic were villages and farmland when Dulles meeting room a floor away.
ates two airports as well as the rail-to-Dulles newspaper covering toll-charging entities opened. The atmosphere suggests that managing
project. He had no airport experience and throughout the United States, the estimates Now to drive to Dulles from the Capital two of the most active airports in the United
it was only learned after the vote that that of toll levels’ impact on traffic use changed Beltway is to pass endless rows of giant cor- States 23 million passengers passed through
he owed $75,000 in back taxes. The search sharply between 2005 and 2009. porate buildings and vast expanding com- Dulles in 2009 and 17 million through
for a chief executive continues. In 2005, the Wilbur Smith Associates re- munities. Reagan and running a $6.7 billion rail con-
Only last week, the MWAA Dulles rail ported to VDOT, which then ran the Dulles The principle role of the Metro line will struction project has overtaxed a body vir-
management team got into a major fight Toll Road, that “a $2 toll would maximize be to carry residents from those areas to tually unchanged since it was created 25
with West Falls Church citizens groups and revenues.” Wilbur Smith added, however, the Pentagon, Washington and beyond. years ago.
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Where Earth Day is Every Day
Epiphany Preschool in Vienna hosts lina certified environmental edu-
cator, has been teaching in the
environmental education training. Vienna area since moving here
from Raleigh in 2003. “I started
my career in media and market-
he teachers at with some tools for introducing ing, but when a move took us from
T Epiphany Preschool
in Vienna not only be
lieve that every day is
Earth Day, but are trained to walk
their talk. Recently, the staff of the
children to nature. Using an early
childhood curriculum developed
by the non-profit Project Learning
Tree, we are quite confident that
we can engage children in outdoor
the beaches of southern California
to a semi-rural area of Raleigh, I
really wanted to learn about our
new surroundings. By the time we
arrived in Raleigh, it was too late
preschool participated in environ- activities. We also know that na- to sign my oldest son up for tradi-
mental education training from ture provides a wonderful plat- tional preschool, so he attended a Tuning into the sounds of nature with “ears” made from
award-winning environmental form for learning about everything modified preschool at a nature paper cups.
educator, and Vienna resident, from treating each other and little center down the road. I was
Elizabeth Burke of Mud Pie Planet. critters with respect, to under- amazed when he arrived home school aged children. “What I’ve everything from bees to worms.”
According to Director Karen standing graphing and classifying, one day and was able to identify discovered is that children are For more information on the
Frick, “Our teachers have been the latter being skills usually as- birds by their calls. And he was natural scientists. To use Rachel Epiphany Preschool Environmen-
talking about a focus on environ- sociated with the primary grades, barely four!” Carson’s words, given the right tal Education Initiative, and
mental education for some time. but which children are naturally This experience with her own adult ‘companionship,’ they are spaces for the 2011-2012 school
On a recent teacher workday, we drawn towards.” children prompted Burke to pro- able to spend a good stretch of year, contact Preschool Director
invited Elizabeth to provide us Elizabeth Burke, a North Caro- vide nature programs for pre- time becoming comfortable with Karen Frick at 703-938-2391.
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Worship: Sunday, 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. St. Athanasius Catholic Church ... 703-759-4555 Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church
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To Highlight Your Faith Community call Karen at 703- 917-6468
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29 Misc. for Sale 29 Misc. for Sale
past. David Sharrett Sr. was a beloved AP
Women's Classic Business Clothing
Sale in Great Falls English and Composition teacher at Langley
Are you looking to enhance your wardrobe for High School. Past students and their fami-
1/2 what the shops charge? lies rallied to help him when he was in need.
Are you 5'8" around 130-145 ish? Chief among them was James Gordon
Suits sizes 8,10,12; Shoes size 8 1/2 to 9 1/2.
Majoritynever worn, rest barely worn. Meek, then a Washington Correspondent for
Cash Only, stop at your ATM,with pick-up the NY Daily News. Meek has fought side-
within 24hrs of sale. by-side with David Sharrett Sr. filing Free-
E-Mail ... ClassicClothingSale@cox.net dom of Information (FIO) requests and
meeting with military officials for years.
21 Announcements 21 Announcements Meek is now the Senior Investigator for
Counterterrorism for the House Committee
OF VALUABLE on Homeland Security.
IMPROVED REAL ESTATE
“I happened to be from Langley High
Improved by the premises known as School and they circle the wagons around
814 Leigh Mill Road, Great Falls, Virginia
their own. Because of the people I know
In execution of a Deed of Trust from Farzaneh S. Soh-
rabian, also known as Farzaneh S. Hashemi and Shawn Soh-
from there and their influence, we have
rabian, dated February 23, 2006, and recorded March 1, 2006, taken it to a level that most families don’t
in Deed Book 18249 at page 934 among the Land Records of
Fairfax County, Virginia, the undersigned substitute trustee will have the resources to do. We aren’t the only
offer for sale at public auction at the front entrance of the Judi- family this has happened to,” David Sharrett
cial Center for Fairfax County, at 4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, Virginia, on Sr. said. He and Meek are currently work-
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 ing on a book that chronicles their experi-
At 9:30 a.m. ence and the information they uncovered. Photo courtesy of the Sharrett family
the following property being the property contained in said “The truth still has value. You have to Pfc. David Sharrett, with his brother Brooks, before he left for war.
Deed of Trust, described as follows:
open and take them to it but they are will-
Tax Map No. 013-1-01-0085 ing to see it when you show it to them,” leaving two fallen soldiers. This is not stan- Sadly, Grimes says, “Many had been told
Commonly known as 814 Leigh Mill Road, Great Falls, Virgin- said David Sharrett Sr. of the Army’s will- dard military procedure. Even laymen know that just to ask questions wasn’t patriotic.”
ingness to reopen the investigation into his the term, “Leave no one behind.” Pfc. David The families are not asking for a new set of
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $300,000.00 or ten per- son’s death after they were able to provide Sharrett bled to death over the course of policies but for the Army to live up to its
cent (10%) of the sale price, whichever amount is less, in the
form of cash or its equivalent will be required of the purchaser video evidence of friendly fire causing his 60 minutes. He probably would have lived current one. We found these families to be
at the time and place of sale; the balance of the purchase mon-
ey being due and payable within fifteen (15) days after sale,
sons death. if he had been taken to a hospital that night. very much patriots. They know the cost of
time expressly being of the essence, with interest at the rate of Chris Grimes, the Director of a Second “My generation said question, question, war,” said Grimes.
7.75 percent per annum from date of sale to date of
settlement. Provided, however, that if the holder of the se- Knock at the Door, said, “I really think it’s a question till you know what the truth is,” Grimes’ documentary, which features
cured promissory note is the successful bidder at the sale, no belief by the Army that they are protecting David Sharrett Sr. said. “That’s what I taught David Sharrett Sr. and his son’s story, is cur-
cash deposit shall be required, and part of or the entire indebt-
edness, including interest and costs, secured by the Deed of the families, even though it’s wrong-headed. my son to do and what I’m doing for him. rently traveling the country and entering
Trust, may be set off against the purchase price.
It’s like; let them be a hero in the families’ “Without the press and a Senator look- film festivals. The director and producers
Any defaulting purchaser shall forfeit the deposit and mind. That’s better than the truth.” ing over their shoulder they wouldn’t have hope that each person who views the film
stand the risk and cost of resale.
The truth David Sharrett Sr. uncovered done crap. Jim Webb’s office is involved and walks away with a new understanding of
Sale shall be made subject to all existing easements
and restrictive covenants as the same may lawfully affect the came to him via two active duty soldiers has helped,” David Sharrett Sr. said. Webb’s patriotism and how the Army’s policy on
real estate. Sale is further subject to mechanic's and/or materi- who had been there when his son was killed. office declined to comment specifically on death notification is falling short of its own
alman's liens of record and not of record. The property will be
sold subject to all conditions, covenants, restrictions, rights of “We had enlisted men coming to us at a the investigation. Alison Jaslow from Sena- mandate. “The American public under-
redemption of federal lienholders or encumbrances, and agree-
ments of record affecting the same, if any. Holiday Inn and handing over classified tor Webb’s office said, “Helping citizens of stands there is a major cost to war and that
documents, putting themselves and their Virginia who are having individual difficul- friendly fire is going to happen. It would be
In the event the undersigned trustee is unable to con-
vey to the purchaser good title, then purchaser's sole and ex- careers at risk to get the truth out. This to ties or challenges relating to the federal gov- best if the Army told the American public
clusive remedy shall be in the refund of the deposit paid at the
time of sale. me is the ultimate patriotism,” said David ernment is among Senator Webb’s highest that friendly fire is a cost of war.
Sharrett Sr.. priorities. That includes anything from re- “I don’t think people lied to cover it up
The subject property and all improvements thereon will
be sold in "as is" condition without warranty of any kind. Pur- Those documents led David Sharrett Sr. solving an issue with veterans benefits to and hide it. I can’t really define motivation.
chaser shall be responsible for any and all building and/or zon-
ing code violations whether of record or not of record, as well
and Meek to uncover Apache video that helping the family of a fallen soldier get the The Army is an honorable institution made
as for all unpaid and enforceable homeowners' or condomini- filmed the entire battle and struggle by answers they deserve about his/her death.” up of honorable people. I really think it’s a
um owners' association dues and assessments, if any. Pur-
chaser also shall be responsible for obtaining possession of Pfc.David Sharrett to live. “The live Apache The heart of what families with loved belief that they are protecting the families.
the property at his/her expense. Purchaser shall assume the video feed was undisputed evidence of ones killed by friendly fire want is to get Let him be a hero in the families’ mind,”
risk of loss and shall be responsible for any damage, vandal-
ism, theft, destruction, or the like, of or to the property occur- events. It wasn’t until we brought that to the Army to uphold its own regulations. said Grimes.
ring after the time of sale.
the Army’s attention that they wanted to Army Reg. 800.6.1 requires the Army to tell
Conveyance will be by special warranty deed. Conveyanc- act,” David Sharrett Sr. said.
ing, recording, transfer taxes, notary fees, examination of title,
families immediately when friendly fire is A HERO is exactly what Pfc. David Sharrett
state stamps, and all other costs of conveyance are to be at There is currently a second, more in- suspected. According to Grimes, ballistic is in his hometown. Oakton High School has
the expense of purchaser. State and local taxes, public charg-
es, and special or regular assessments, if any, shall be adjust- volved investigation into Pfc. David matching on the field and at army hospi- retired his football jersey number and in-
ed to the date of sale and thereafter shall be assumed by the Sharrett’s death and the incidents surround- tals is so fast and accurate that “in general stalled a plaque in the tunnel leading to the
ing it. According to Meek and David they know it or should have suspected it field and in 2008 the post office in Oakton
The undersigned trustee unconditionally reserves the right:
(i) to waive the deposit requirement; (ii) to approve or disap- Sharrett Sr., the video not only shows the right away.” was dedicated to him. “His legacy is intact,”
prove the creditworthiness of any bidder and/or purchaser; (iii) gunfight but the events afterward which the Despite the anger at not being told the said David Sharrett Sr. ,“He’s almost larger
to withdraw the property from sale at any time prior to termina-
tion of the bidding; (iv) to extend the time for bidding; (v) to re- Army could take action on. truth immediately, Grimes said the families in some ways than he was before.”
ject any or all bids; (vi) to postpone or set over the date or time
of sale; and (vii) to extend the period of time for settlement
“Dave did everything he was supposed to he interviewed for the documentary have His death may prevent other friendly fire
hereunder. do. At one point he got up and blasted into been overwhelmingly supportive of America incidents. In a memorial book online,
Additional terms and conditions of sale may be announced the woods and killed one of the Al Queda and the military and contend they are try- Steven Cook from Fort Meade, wrote, “I
at the time of sale. guys. You can see it on the video and they ing to improve the notification system to speak of Dave, and his story- all of it- to my
DAVID N. PRENSKY never told us that. Then he took a couple support the military not to degrade it. “The young soldiers and young officers. I hope it
steps back and that’s when he was shot,” big message is that families deserve to know can instill in them the caution; prudence
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: explains David Sharrett Sr.. the truth because the truth is what you’ve and courage they need to prevent history
David N. Prensky
Chasen & Chasen Also on the Apache video, according to promised. The Army is not living up to its from repeating itself. Dave continues to
5225 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. David Sharrett Sr., is the Lieutenant in own values. Most families have not changed make a difference, and he helps me pass
Washington, D.C. 20015 charge leaving a badly wounded Pfc. David their overall thoughts on American poli- this lesson on to every soldier with which I
Sharrett on the field to bleed out but also cies.” train and deploy.”
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