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Famous Marine Beaten and Robbed

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Veteran News
February 17, 2016
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Famous Marine Beaten And Robbed

Almost every one has seen the infamous Marine Corps photo of 1st Sgt. Brad Kasal being helped out of the "hell house", bloodied, wounded, in pain, and still holding on to his sidearm. He fought hard and kicked some serious ass, as did a lot of Marines that day. Christopher Marquez was one of those Marines. He is also one of the Marines that was helping 1st Sgt. Kasal to safety. News had come out that while he was eating McDonald's he was approached and attacked by a group of assholes who then robbed him. There are no excuses for this, just shitty people doing shitty things.

Police in Washington, D.C., are looking for at least four people in connection with the assault and robbery of a veteran Marine sergeant and Bronze Star with “V” recipient, who was one of two Marines who helped carry then-1st Sgt. Bradley Kasal out of Fallujah’s infamous “Hell House.”Christopher Marquez, who served in the Marine Corps from 2003 to 2011, told police he was assaulted on Friday around 10:30 p.m. while eating at a McDonald's, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report of the incident. The suspects took Marquez’ wallet, identification, credit cards, debit card and about $400 in cash, the report says.“When we’re in the military, we’re there for our country," Marquez told Marine Corps Times. "...It’s very ironic: being attacked by the people you [were] there to serve.”Marquez said he believes the attack was racially motivated. He remembers being accosted at the McDonald's in Washington's Chinatown neighborhood by five people between 16 and 21 years old. Most were men or boys. One may have been female.

Read the full story from Marine Corps Times


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