Disabled Iraq War vet and wife mugged
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on August 4, 2006
Mark Beyers lost an arm and a leg to a roadside bomber in Iraq, but that didn’t stop a gang of thugs from mugging Beyers and his wife outside a Bethesda, Md., restaurant.
Beyers, 27, a Marine lance corporal from Elma finishing up rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., had just left a restaurant on July 22 when the robbery happened.
“Five guys approached us,” his wife, Denise, said in a telephone interview from Washington. “They were asking for a cigarette, we gave them one, and headed toward our car.”
The attackers used Beyers condition as an opportunity to score some money. It is getting to the point that Military Members coming home with injuries are treated like dirt. Military Members only follow the orders that they are given. Those that attack them are cowards.