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Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


A US Marine's PTSD reared its ugly head in Massachussetts over the weekend.

A decorated U.S. Marine, who had been treated for post-war stress since serving in Iraq, opened fire outside a Massachusetts
nightclub, wounding two people, Boston media reported on Monday.

Daniel B. Cotnoir will be arraigned on Monday on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to murder after the incident early on Saturday in the city of Lawrence, The Boston Globe said.

Cotnoir had complained to police after a crowd of nearly 30 people gathered outside a nightclub and restaurant near his apartment. After someone hurled a bottle that shattered his bedroom window, Cotnoir fired "a warning shot," the newspaper said.

The bullet hit a 15-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man.

Thanks to Monkeyfister, Blah3 contributer and Navy Veteran, for posting this story.


At 8/17/2005 10:42:00 AM, Blogger cambridgeJason said...

Worse job ever...

Shortly after Sgt. Daniel Cotnoir was mobilized for a deployment to Iraq, the Reserve small-arms repairman was instead assigned to do a job no Marine would ever want - collecting the remains of fellow Marines killed in action.

The job of a mortuary affairs specialist can be gruesome and emotionally traumatic, involving searching for body parts after an explosion or combing through a young Marine's wallet and finding photos of the family he left behind.


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