Marine Corps veteran says he became target of hate crime
ABC 6 News
BY LISA RANTALA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH 2016
COLUMBUS — A Marine Corps veteran says he became a random target in the Short North and police are consulting with prosecutors to determine if the case is a hate crime.
Grant Gray enlisted in the Marines in 2011 and served seven months in Afghanistan last year.
"My job in the Marine Corps was the 7-51. It's aircraft rescue and firefighting," Gray told ABC 6/FOX 28 from his home near Lima. "Pretty much rescuing downed pilots when they crash."
He's now studying sports management at Miami University and has been thinking about transferring to OSU for business. He came here to Columbus out homes and apartments Friday.
But he says rather than finding support, he was the recipient of hate. "I don't remember too much because I have a pretty severe concussion," Gray said.
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