2nd Marine Veteran Was Attacked, Left for Dead in D.C.

2nd Marine Veteran Was Attacked, Left for Dead in D.C.

March 01, 2016

2nd Marine Veteran Was Attacked, Left for Dead in D.C.

Another Marine veteran was brutally attacked in Washington, D.C. recently. The story of Marine Cpl. Michael Schroeder has not received as much media attention as the attack on Marine veteran Christopher Marquez by a gang of Black Lives Matter teens outside a McDonald's.

The Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine veteran was knocked unconscious and left for dead in freezing weather in northwest D.C. on the same day that the attack on Marquez took place.

Schroeder was found lying in the cold, dragged between two cars, face-down, head bashed-in and cash missing. Two Good Samaritans saw him as they were riding in a taxi and called 911.

At this time, police say they do not have any suspects and do not think the attacks on the two Marine veterans are related.

Marine Veteran and Family Discuss Brutal Attack

Schroeder said he doesn't remember much about the attack, which occurred sometime before 2am as he walked home after a night out with friends.

“I wasn’t trying to find trouble. I was actually just trying to walk home,” said Michael Schroeder in a softened voice.

Michael Schroeder suffered a fractured skull, a severe concussion, there were head staples, convulsions, fevers and he could hardly speak, according to his family.

“It’s an angel whoever found him and I’m very, very grateful,” said the victim’s mother, Diedre Schroeder. She cried recounting the phone call. Her son was missing all day until his twin brother found the 35-year-old at George Washington Hospital.

“Michael could’ve died that night,” Deidre Schroeder said.

Schroeder's neurologist believes he will make a full recovery, though it will take two months and require extensive therapy.

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