Reports surfaced Thursday revealing that not one, but two Marines were attacked in DC on the night of February 12.
The evening former Marine Christopher Marquez was jumped and robbed outside a local McDonald’s in Chinatown, Cpl. Michael Schroeder, 35, walked home after drinking with friends that Friday night when he was hit on the head from behind, The Washington Times reported.
The perpetrators dragged him between two parked cars where he was left face down in freezing temperatures. A father and son passing by in a taxi spotted Schroeder lying between the two taxis and called 911. A police report says he felt cold and seemed very intoxicated as well as bleeding from the back of the head, CBS reported.
Schroeder’s family told reporters he suffered a fractured skull and a severe concussion. In addition to receiving head staples, he also experienced convulsions, fever, and could barely speak after the assault.
“Michael could’ve died that night,” Cpl. Schroeder’s mother, Deidre, told CBS.