TSA Agents ‘Humiliated’ Marine Who Lost Both Legs To An IED

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Transportation Security Administration officers “humiliated” a Marine who lost both legs to an Improvised Explosive Device by requiring the wheelchair-bound Marine to stand and walk. They also had him remove both his prosthetic legs, according to a letter from Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California).

In his complaint to TSA Administrator John Pistole, Hunter described the Marine as being “humiliated” by the TSA’s actions, based on accounts of the incident last week in Phoenix, Arizona.

“The individual escorting this Marine asked the TSA officer which of the two checkpoints to enter and received the response, ‘either one,’ only to be told moments later they should have entered a different way. As a result, a TSA officer asked the Marine to stand and walk to an alternate area, despite the fact that he physically could not stand or walk on his own,” Hunter explained in his letter.

“With numerous TSA officers sitting and unwilling to assist, an officer then made him remove his legs, then put them back on,” Hunter continued, “only to advance to a secondary screening location where he was asked again to stand, with extraordinary difficulty, while his wheelchair was examined for explosives.”

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  • ihatelibs

    He should have pulled out a Glock and taken care of business, end of story.

    • maryflaur

      I’m right with ya there.

  • Mike Grunewald

    it makes me sick that these useless Federal Employees have that guts to do this we need to find out where they live and make their life’s miserable

  • aimee

    Okay now that I have breathed in and out a few times to control my temper, how dare the TSA disrespect this Soldier!
    TSA is out of control making children cry, searching old ladies and in general disrespecting American Citizens!
    Israel has it right by profiling and watching body language of people that are flying…TSA is only window dressing and should be re-evaluated. Why not put our wonderful military in these positions as they know what to look for and are more respectful!!!

  • Aurelio Nunez

    Just one comment. TSA should be fired on the spot to have done this to a
    VET. Yet they now let knives on board. What a crock.

  • Capt.America

    This Baal government insists on complete submission. I will not fly! I will not submit!

  • NamVet

    This Marine would like to know where these bastards live. I would make shore that they were humilated with there families watching. Some good old VC humiliation. These people do not need to to be in any type of public service.

  • My only question to all of you, is how long are you going to sit on your dead a____es and allow the government, by way of the TSA, to continue to violate the Constitutional rights (4th Amendment + 5th Amendment) of American citizens.

    • C-CS

      My question – as well –

      as to the wishy washy letter by D. Hunter- geeees

  • obiewan

    The TSA, founded and backed by a man that I supported financially and voted for many times, John Mica, FL-7, has turned into the “monster” we warned him about. Though NOT his fault, it is a responsiblity that MUST be corrected. These uneducated, or at least, educated far beyond their intelligence, jerks are that “well armed” civilian “army” that the President told us we must have, are, UNFORTUNATELY, what we deserve. (2 Chronicles, 7:14). Oh, well! Thank GOD and the founders for Amendment 2!

  • Lloyd

    What part of wheelchair or disabled don’t they understand. This is nothing short of sadistic, and these jerks should not be working any where near the public. For that matter, he doesn’t deserve to breathe the same air as that marine. I really have to question if any of these tsa agents ever served in military or combat. It would seem not. No combat vet would humiliate a fellow vet in this way.

  • These pieces of shit could not get hired by McDonalds, barely speak English, and are empowered by a dysfunctional laughing-stock of a government. When the SHTF, these sons of bitches will be the first ones to run and hide

  • Terrorist Services Authority!

  • every TSA officer should be required to serve on the frontlines of a battle field in order to fully appreciate how to treat our deployed Armed Forces personnel.

    These TSA officers that disrespected this marine should be fired and then sent to the front lines as part of their sentence.

  • kap2002

    I never fly anymore unless it is an emergency. Someone needs to stop this nonsense and you can be sure our elected pos will not. Disgraceful.

  • One of many reasons why: I DO NOT FLY!!! This happened to me….

    • dp

      have to fly to VA appointments. and have had to do almost the same. it’s fun to watch the ol’ lady go off on these guys. she can humiliate them right back in front of the crowds. so funny to watch her in action! love you baye!

  • BeeKaaay

    More proof that leftwingwackos are bloodthirsty. They hate the military and seek to humiliate them.

  • Rich

    I am a type 1 diabetic that has lost a right leg below the knee. I had to fly to Belguim a few months ago and I called the head person at the TSA and told them of my situation and went to the office at the airport with a letter from where I get my prosthesis from and my doctor and they checked my leg and wheel chair. The TSA Headperson made copies of my letters and let me fly to Europe. I did have a slight problem in La Guardia airport in New York and I asked to talk to a supervisor. He got one and he also got the fax from the home town TSA sup. I went to Belguim and Poland to visit families of both my parents and with the letters,I did not have any trouble just in New York airport.

  • Namsniper

    “Dam” them all to “hale”, they are doing exactly what the administration has them doing…..it’s called psychological warfare……you humiliate, frustrate, dehumanize, and confuse the enemy, I know, I was trained in the military. That’s what this administration is doing to defeat you….and they’ve all but achieved their ultimate goal…they’ve pulled all your teeth and claws and herd you around like sheep. MAAAAAAAA MAAAAAAA!

  • Stan

    This is why I refuse to fly anywhere. This is a clear violation of our rights to freely travel. These “people” should all be fired. Let’s face it, most terrorist are muslims. It’s not a PC fact, but it remains accurate. Profile them, it works.

  • kap2002

    I hope I never have to fly again.
    An attorney should be offering his services for free to this soldier.