The Marine vet, Chris Marquez, who was assaulted and robbed by a gang of thugs outside a DC McDonald’s is speaking out. He spoke to “Fox & Friends” saying he believes the attack was an “hate crime” because his Hispanic “skin color made him a target”.
“So, we’re seeing a lot of these events of people being attacked because they’re white. And I’m thinking we have to speak up more about this because it’s just going to continue to happen,” he added.
Marquez walked away from the thugs, attempting to de-escalate the situation, but found himself knocked unconscious and robbed. Though he endured great threats when serving abroad, it was here at home where he had his head kicked in.
Marquez served in the Marine Corps from 2003 to 2011. He was awarded the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device for valor during the battle for Fallujah, Iraq, in November 2004. Marquez is one of two Marines depicted carrying then-1st Sgt. Bradley Kasal out of the so-called “Hell House” in a famous photograph.
Source: The Blaze