Marine with PTSD accused in attack at Portland Iraqi restaurant
Mike Benner and Michael Rollins and Mike Benner
April 25, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The suspect in an attack in a Portland Iraqi restaurant is an active duty Marine who has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.
Sergeant Major XXXXXXX, 40, served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a Marine Corps biography.
He told jailers of the PTSD diagnosis but did not specify a date. He is taking Ritalin and Propranolol.
XXXXXXXX was initially accused of harassment and second-degree disorderly conduct and intimidation. He was booked and released.
The charge of second-degree intimidation, a hate crime under Oregon law, has been dropped. However, Portland police told KGW that the case has been assigned to a bias crime detective. Police also said they are aware of XXXXXXX military status and that it would have no bearing on their investigation.
The owners of the DarSalam restaurant in Northeast Portland said one of their servers was the victim of a racially motivated attack Friday evening.
He earned the prestigious Sergeant Major rank in November of 2015. He now serves as the XXXXXXXX Marines Battalion Sergeant Major.
His awards include Bronze Star Medal with combat ‘V’ for valor, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold stars in lieu of second award.
read more here
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Marine Sgt. Major Accused in Attack at Portland Resteraunt
This is a veteran of multiple deployments. He is also a veteran with valor and rank. Pretty much sums up how good the "resilience" training is working on our service members. The DOD will never get that it is the biggest part of the problem.