WASHINGTON TIMES — It appears not one Marine, but two were attacked on the night of Feb. 12. The same night a former Marine was assaulted and robbed outside a McDonald’s in the nation’s capital, it has now been revealed that another Marine was brutally attacked and left to freeze to death in a Northwest D.C. neighborhood.
Cpl. Michael Schroeder, 35, was walking home after having drinks with some friends that Friday night when he was struck from behind. His body was dragged between two cars where he was left face-down, head bashed-in and missing cash as temperatures dipped into the teens.
“I wasn’t trying to find trouble. I was actually just trying to walk home,” Cpl. Schroeder, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, told a local CBS affiliate.
Cpl. Schroeder says he does not remember the attack, but his family told reporters he suffered a fractured skull and a severe concussion; there were head staples, convulsions, fevers; and he could hardly speak after the attack.