Marine Lance Corporal Robert Crutchfield had wanted to be a Marine, and he made that goal. He survived his time in the sandbox, only to come home and have some scum shoot him for not carrying more than $8 on him, saying that since he was a Marine and didn't have any more money on him, he didn't deserve to live. They left him for dead, but he fought a different battle then, and I was sad to read that his battle to survive is over. While I usually leave the politics for Jimbo, I do hope that the DA does up the charges and goes for the death penalty, for while he had begun to live his dream who knows what all he might have done.
May the light shine on his family and friends, now and in the days ahead.