Decorated, wounded Marine treated ‘shamefully’ by security screeners

Retired Marine Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz was subject to extra TSA screening because he was wearing ‘too much metal.’ (Courtesy Patricia Martin)



Patricia Kime Military Times 7/5/2013

…At the airport, bystanders stared as the TSA security screener looked under Kemnitz’s medals, ran his hands under the Marine’s waistband and swabbed his shoes […]

Hero’s unwelcome: Wounded Iraq vet jeered at Columbia

Annie Karni NY Post 2/20/2011

Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.

“Racist!” some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern […]