I live about a block from a fairly major military base, and I'm just as scared, when walking at night, of the boys from base, as I am of the other thuggy little hoods that runaround here. I understand that they've been through the Hell of war, but does that mean they shouldn't be held accountable?
My husband is a Marine and whenever I see These types o reports, I am very disappointed. Of course I would be disappointed and sad even if they weren't service members, I guess it just hits a little closer to home.
Their service to this country does not make them above the law and of course hey should be held accountable. If anything, I feel like their punishment should be more severe.
October 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM
I lived on Camp Pendleton for 4 years, just moved last November, and while there ARE some bat shit crazy Marines that do stupid things, there are good ones too. Just like anywhere else. I always felt more comfortable on base than off though.
Maybe it just gets more play in the papers (yea, I'm old school like that for the funnies), but I see alot of local guys off base, shooting people, abusing family members, fighting... Does this happen every where, or is our base just ghetto?
To be honest. I have hung out with a LOT if marines and navy guys in my day, growing up here it's just common. Ive dated couple too, and well this doesn't surprise me. A majority of them are assholes and cheaters. From what I've seen.