Usually I’m happy when our Marines make the news, because such stories typically highlight their bravery and commitment to our country or their extraordinary honor and compassion for others. Unfortunately, I have just learned of a story that is anything but typical for the heroes of our nation.
Marine Cpl. Eric Jamal Johnson has been arrested under suspicion of murdering Sara Mutschlechner, a 20 year old UNT student in Denton, Texas as a result of a road rage incident. According to this article by Todd L. Davis and Jaime Stengle, U.S. Marshals Johnson on Tuesday morning in Yuma, Arizona where he is assigned to the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-1.
Our love and condolences go out to Sara’s family as well as those in Johnson’s unit who must now come to terms with such a disdainful act.