Christopher Marquez received the Bronze Star for valor after serving in the Iraq war.
“Do you believe black lives matter?” they asked him repeatedly. When Marquez ignored them, they began shouting that he was a racist.
After finishing his food, Marquez left the restaurant. As he was walking out to the parking lot, he allegedly sustained a blow to the back of his head, which knocked him unconscious.
The vet awoke to find his pants ripped and his wallet, which contained $400, three credit cards, his VA medical card, school identification, metro card and driver’s license, missing.
“I remember this group of teens harassing me while I was eating, they surrounded my table and kept on asking me ‘Do you believe black lives matter?’” Marquez told the Daily Caller. “Then they started calling me a racist. I can’t recall if they were saying anything else to me at this moment because the blow to my head really screwed up my memory.”
According to the Daily Caller, transactions made on Marquez’s stolen credit cards reveal that his attackers charged more than $115 at a liquor store, Five Guys and Walmart. Mason told Marquez that police had already been looking for the group of teens for a prior incident. On Saturday, Mason helped Marquez piece together the events leading up to the head blow.
“I believe this was a hate crime, and I was targeted because of my skin color,” Marquez 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 mainstream media refuses to report on it.”
This is not just any ordinary Marine, (not that any Marine is ordinary) but a true war hero.
This monument at Camp Pendleton, California is based on a photo of Sgt. Maj Brad Kasal being carried to safety by Chris Marquez in Iraq.