Injured Marine’s Home Vandalized One Week After Returning Home

Vandals spray painted the home of an injured Marine for Christmas.

The local news wouldn’t show the graffiti but posted this photo.

Lance Corporal Christopher Van Etten lost both of his legs in Afghanistan when two I.E.D.’s went off.
On Christmas Eve morning his family’s home was vandalized.

KSDK reported:


An injured Marine from O’Fallon was home for just a week after losing both his legs during a explosion in Afghanistan got a rude awakening this Christmas.

NewsChannel 5 has been following the story of Lance Cpl. Chris Van Etten since that IED went off last June, and was at Lambert St. Louis International Airport last week, when the 22-year-old and his mother got off the plane from California, where he’s been in rehab since the injury.

What was supposed to be and has been a very happy homecoming took quite a turn Christmas Eve morning when a neighbor knocked on the door to tell the Van Ettens about the derogatory words written on the side of their house as well as the raw eggs splattered on it in several locations.

Lance Cpl. Chris Van Etten said being home for Christmas was the best present.

Hat Tip Ed

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