Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Colorado Missing Iraq Veteran Cory Hixon Found Safe

Veteran’s family says his disappearance over weekend caused by poor VA care
FOX 31 News
BY DAVE YOUNG
MARCH 13, 2017
Somehow, the survivalist-trained Marine ended up in a Greeley jail Monday after stealing a sweater and something to eat. He still wasn't wearing shoes.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- It was just after 9:20 p.m. Saturday at Cory Hixon's Broomfield apartment when his family says the 33-year-old became distraught and jumped off a balcony wearing no shoes and no coat, disappearing into the night.

Two days later, as family watched and waited desperately for news, police with tracking dogs searched the area where they believe he might have gone.

“He's trying to leave so that he's no longer a burden to our family, which he's not,” said Cory’s wife, Shala Hixon.

During two combat tours in Iraq, the decorated U.S. Marine lost an eye during a firefight and suffered a traumatic brain injury from a mortar round that left him unconscious.

The injuries left the father of two young children with severe memory loss, anxiety, migraines and post traumatic stress disorder.
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