Chief Tango sends us a link to the Washingington Post which tells the tale of Marine Korey Nathan Pritchett who is assigned to the security detail at the US embassy in Montenegro, but detailed to The Hague during the president’s visit there last week. I guess being out of Montenegro kind of excited the young Marine;
According to witnesses interviewed by The Post, Pritchett and two colleagues began drinking at Club 19 in Noordwijk just after 12 a.m. on March 22, less than 48 hours before Obama was scheduled to arrive in the area. The trio said they were partying before reporting for duty for the summit and became progressively more intoxicated, patrons and a bartender said.
The bartender confirmed that the man in a photo taken that night was one of the Americans who had been at the club early March 22. He had talked about being a “bullet catcher” who was supposed to protect the president and described his team’s work as counter-assault.
“He said something happens, a bullet comes, he has to jump in between,” said Vasco Miguel Dos Santos, a local who had smartphone pictures from that night and said he drank with Pritchett.
He said the Marine was intoxicated but likable and entertaining with his stories. He lifted his shirt in the bar to show everyone tattoos that commemorated his tour in Afghanistan, Dos Santos said.
“I watch American movies, I know how they are,” he said. “American people are always showing off.”
Of course, this incident comes on the heels of the Secret Service agents who were sent back from the Netherlands for their intoxication and bad behavior. I guess the Marines are most upset that he was showing his CAC card to everyone and it was getting passed around the bar.
I’m old enough to remember a young airman who was killed for his ID card in the mid-80s which enabled actual terrorists to drive a car bomb into the parking lot at the Rhein Main Air Force Base PX in Germany. They detonated the bomb, but no one was injured, well except the young airman. I guess they don’t teach those lessons anymore.
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