In San Antonio, Texas on Thursday evening, a U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant reported that he and one of his close Army friends were viciously assaulted by a group of Black Lives Matter supporters.
“As I was getting my face stomped in and thrown through a window, they (all 4 of them) were yelling racial slurs saying how whites sucked and black lives were better,” Mark Stephen, the second victim, said on Facebook.
Stephen went on to report that the San Antonio police were of little help and that the two severely injured veterans had to Uber to the nearest hospital.
Staff Sergeant Zach Coe Johnson also shared on Facebook the gruesome details of the incident and that his injuries included 8 stitches on his face, several staples to the back of the head, a broken nose, as well as a broken cheekbone. Unfortunately Johnson remembers little from the attack as he was knocked unconscious.
During his time as a staff sergeant he served in the Army National Guard, 1St Batallion, 133rd Field Artillery unit. One of the soldiers that served with Johnson on multiple tours admitted that Johnson was,
“One of the best soldiers I know.” He added, “And he is very nice too.”
Johnson recently posted, “the culprits left quickly before the cops came but both of us have been at VA hospital since.”
Eric Crombie is another close friend of Johnson and had posted,
“Be aware of your surroundings, think about the information you reveal about yourself to people you don’t know and I know it’s not always possible but when you can have a battle buddy. We look out for each other. These guys were ambushed but avoid confrontations, don’t let people bait you. Finally I’ll add this, it’s a personal decision but I carry 24/7 and avoid places I can’t carry.”
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