Retired Cpl. Robert Richards, 28, was found dead in his home. He was one of the Marines in the infamous video of American soldiers urinating on dead bodies. The cause of his death is not yet known.
In reading this, I stumbled upon a video of him explaining his controversial actions and how war changes your mind: “I want to say you’re not killing human beings and I still don’t look at them as human beings. I never will. You don’t feel any empathy or remorse for them…At the time it meant nothing. It was just funny.”
He also says, “It was the only thing I was really good at in life was being a Marine sniper. I’ll miss it every day. I still miss it to this day.”
My God have mercy on his soul.
This is a great series about dehumanization of the enemy in war.