A Marine hero who was brutally attacked last week in a Washington, D.C., McDonald’s got some life-changing news that was the last thing he expected.
Sgt. Christopher Marquez, a combat veteran, had eating in the restaurant when a group of teenagers harassed him, then assaulted him from behind as he was leaving and stole his money and credit cards.
The teenagers asked Marquez if “black lives matter” before they knocked him unconscious.
By Monday morning, the amount of money raised for Marquez had passed $19,000.
Daniel Amoruccio, who created the page for Marquez, wrote that he was outraged when he heard what happened to this Marine.
“The least we can do as Americans is help him, as he helped to keep [the] U.S. safe,” he said.
Contributors from across the county have donated to help Marquez and have also used the opportunity to thank the Iraq veteran for his service.
Amoruccio says he has no relation to Marquez and is just “a good American helping another.”
Amoruccio told WXIN he chatted with Marquez, who said he would take care of his burdens and donate whatever is left to charity.
Watch the news clip below:
Marquez helped rescue a fellow sergeant from the “Hell House” during the Battle of Fallujah during the Iraq war. A photograph taken of that rescue inspired two “No Man Left Behind” statues.
While this situation has definitely taken a turn for the better, the teenagers who attacked Marquez have not yet been identified.
We hope the police find thugs teens soon and bring them to justice.
H/T Fox News
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