Our colleagues over at USA Today caught up with former Marine Cpl. Scott Olsen after recovering from a head injury sustained during the Occupy Oakland protests on October 25.
Olsen lost the ability to speak for a period of time, but is slowly regaining it. With a scar above his left eye, Olsen returned to the scene of the protests where he was hit by a projectile, resulting in a fractured skull.
The 24-year-old had this to say about his experience from the USA Today story:
Even when it comes to his injury, Olsen considers himself fortunate — and not just because he wasn’t killed. He said that as a veteran he was shown more honor and treated with more respect than many others under the same circumstances. “It almost seems,” he said with a shrug, “like I got lucky.”
Below is the video from the events of October 25:
USA Today: War veteran injured in Occupy protest says he’s ‘lucky’
check out his website ihatethemarinecorps.com or something likje that. im not impressed
All these occupiers are a bunch of bed wetting idiots. Chesty Puller would be ashamed of him being out there acting like a tard with these morons. I hope he’ll be ok, but smarten the fuck up kid!