A decorated former Marine was attacked, robbed, and struck unconscious by at least four unidentified suspects in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. This is the kind of shit that turns the stomach, and fills anyone who has a moral compass, a conscience, with a maddened red-eyed rage. Truly outrageous.
Christopher Marquez served in the Marine Corps from 2003 to 2011. Marquez was presented the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device for valor during his participation in the battle for Fallujah, Iraq, in November 2004. Marquez is additionally one of the two Marines famously depicted carrying then-1st Sgt. Bradley Kasal out the notoriously renowned ‘Hell House‘ in a widely-recognized photograph. Yes, Marquez is an American hero in every sense of the word; but a hero dealt a horribly troubling injustice by four teens already being sought for a previous law-breaking transgression.
In the incident, Marquez says he was eating in the back corner of a McDonald’s when the four teens approached and encircled him asking whether he believed black lives matter. He ignored them, they called him racist, and as he left he was struck in the back of the head knocked unconscious. When Marquez came to his pants were ripped and his wallet had been robbed of $400, credit cards, and a VA medical card. The Daily Caller later reviewed any and all transactions posted for his credit card accounts and determined there’d been a $115 charge at a liquor store, Five Guys, and a Walmart.
Marquez told the press, “I believe this was a hate crime and I was targeted because of my skin color,” Marquez, who is Hispanic, told the Daily Caller. “Too many of these types of attacks have been happening against white people by members of the black community and the majority of the main stream media refuses to report on it.” At this time we can only hope that policing officials track down these four runaway criminals as soon as possible, and that justice is served.