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Saturday, September 14, 2013

PTSD Iraq veteran beaten and lost job after trying to stay alive

Wounded military veteran says parking violation turned into ugly takedown
Jesus Seineke says incident led to him losing job
ABC News 10
Michael Chen
September 14, 2013

SAN DIEGO - A wounded war veteran is outraged after he claims military police beat him when a parking violation went terribly wrong.

Jesus Seineke said a simple parking ticket turned into an ugly incident earlier this year, and when he tried to complain about it, it cost him his job.

Seineke served give years in the Army infantry. During a gunfight in Iraq, he suffered a traumatic brain injury.

He said he thought he left the violence behind when he returned to the U.S., but things turned ugly during a traffic stop at Naval Base San Diego.

In February, Seineke -- diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder -- was at his jobs as an engineer tech for a defense contractor when he stopped by the base to tell a supervisor he needed to go to treatment that day.

"I was feeling depressed and suicidal that day," said Seineke.
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