Soldier stages wounding to avoid return to Iraq
A young Marine who feared returning to Iraq persuaded his cousin to shoot him in the leg, then told police he was hit by random gang gunfire, authorities said.This shows just how we've got things under control. The insurgents are in their "last throes" and freedom is on the march.
The shooting early Saturday on Chicago's Northwest Side was meant to keep 19-year-old Moises Hernandez from going back to Iraq, prosecutors said.
Now Hernandez faces a felony charge of filing a false police report. He is back with his unit at Camp Pendleton in California where the Marines are investigating.
A Marines spokesman said Hernandez' unit returned June 5 from a six-month deployment that included one month in Iraq.