[UPDATED with I.D.:] Camp Pendleton Marine Road Rager Sgt. Joshua Brightman was an Online Video Star Already

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See the update at the end of page 2 with a national TV program identifying the raging Marine and confirming he's also featured in the school assembly video.

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ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 4, 1:29 P.M.: San Diego television news stations say they know who an unhinged Marine shown in cell phone video from a Camp Pendleton road rage incident Monday afternoon is, but they are only identifying him as a Purple Heart recipient pending formal charges from military brass.

But that has not stopped others from providing a name and rank of the jarhead. What? No serial number?

The Weekly has so far not confirmed the fellow in the video goes by that name. Adding to the confusion: there is no record the person with that name and rank received the Purple Heart. The unnamed person shooting the video probably has; she's been identified as a Marine confined to a wheelchair because of war injuries. The fellow calmly looking forward in the video as the Marine unleashes on him is said to be the camerawoman's brother and caretaker, a civilian.

Here's what Lt. Ryan Finnegan of Camp Pendleton Public Affairs told the Weekly this morning:

I can confirm that the incident in the video took place on Camp Pendleton at around 2:00 p.m. on April 1st. The individual, an active duty Marine, was detained by our Provost Marshal's Office and cited for communicating a threat. He was released to a unit representative. Any further legal proceedings regarding this incident would be at the discretion of his unit. This individual's behavior does not meet the standards that are expected of our Marines and it has received the attention of senior base staff. We can't provide ID, to include rank or unit, until the man in the video was officially charged with something. The unit is still gathering information on the incident before starting any potential administrative or judicial proceedings. I have no information on when that may take place.

Anonymous netizens are not only supplying a name and rank of the fellow in the comments sections of television news websites carrying the road-rage video, they are identifying him as the out-of-his-head Marine in the comments sections of unrelated online videos on YouTube and elsewhere that identify one of the subjects as a Marine by that same name and rank.

The version of the road-rage video on YouTube includes comments like:

"What a total fuckwit! Is this how he got his 'Purple Heart' by chance, no wonder real soldiers get a bad rap when we have psycho cowards like this prick fronting real men! Do the armed forces a favour & stand down...oh & hand back the purple heart...because there's no way you earned it!"

"Everyone on alert US marines now targeting disabled women, next on list the elderly, then the dead. US marines are a bunch of weakass faggots, cannot even protect a woman let alone onather [sic] country, go North Korea. America sux."

"I am a navy veteran and I can tell you most Marines are not like this. Most military members, Marines included, are the most laid back, selfless individuals you will ever see. This guy needs help. Unfortunately this is the stereotype that most civilians have of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen. News coverage like this doesn't help matters. It is frustrating to know that people will have such a mindset about the few who give up their freedom so the majority can enjoy it."

There is also support for the rager:

"If he was wounded in action, then he definitely earned it."

"Guy in car hit Marines car, then refused to wxchange [sic] insurance & blares music. Disrespectful to anyone nevermind this Marine has Purple Heart. They dont [sic] show what happened BEFORE on video. Can tell theyre [sic] liberal jerks."

"Most of you fucks don't know shit the guy has a purple heart as has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The guy almost died for every single one of us. War does crazy shit. Yes he lost his cool but, truly that was not him it's his brain. Not his heart. Give him a break and save the 'pathetic excuse of a marine' horse shit."

Interestingly, an unrelated video said to include the fellow, based on the description, shows Marines armed but out of uniform "protecting" a funeral in Rancho Cucamonga for a fallen hero against possible protesters ala obnoxious Westboro Baptist Church folk.

These fellows are approached by a San Bernardino County sheriff's sergeant instructing them the family does not want them to bring weapons into the church service--before parting with this "personal" comment: "Nice that you guys decided to make a statement at a Marine's funeral. Very classy."

"I'm protecting a fallen brother shot less than a month ago in Afghanistan," replies one of the volunteer guards to the back of the sheriff's sergeant's head.

"This is the guy from the road rage video," someone posted in that video's comments yesterday.

Funnier comments, aping the dude who blew up in the road-rage video, are left in the comments to footage from a school assembly starring the Marine named by others as the road rager:

"GET OUT OF YOUR ASSEMBLY!"

"GET OUT OF THAT FUCKING SCHOOL! seriously though, your rage is a danger to those children."

"THANK YOU FOR THE HONOUR OF BEING HERE YOU BITCH CUNT WHORE!"

On the next page, video of the road rage incident and the other videos . . .

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blubber365
blubber365

America doesn't need another psychopath with a get-out-of-jail-free-card.

Coastlyptsdsufferer
Coastlyptsdsufferer

That's where I was born. My father a fellow marine. I am also a ptsd sufferer. This is a classic education moment for Americans. How long have we been growing up with the era of Vietnam vets? How long has our society been dealing with ptsd sufferers? Come on Americans stop making it worse for our vets. The man had a classic break down of stress and ptsd. It isn't as obvious as this at all times. I have read so much ignorance from posters. On this issue and many similar. Grow up and get a grip America. I have no respect for the driver. I watched his interview. I was appalled by him. Yes he held his cool during the event, but he claims to be a caregiver. Where is his public caring in hopes the man gets help? It doesn't exist. Instead he picks apart the man publicly in media further? Weak! Then his disabled sister? Come on! Yes she suffered greatly. Yes she deserves some respect for this, but she lost that when she ran to a public site and started crying poor me. She should have more honor for her fellow service man to run out like a little kid tattle tailing. I would have respected her more had she had used that video to go to the mental and emotional support of the marine branch. Trying to get help for her fellow marine. This entire situation stinks of puny children behaving childishly and for their own benefit. To the sgt who did attack. Dude I know how it's like suddenly the world shuts down, and you are reacting in harsh and shocking ways. It is a sign you are in trouble. I do hope for yourself and your love ones you will take seriously your condition. I do hope you will seek help, but also realize sometimes it takes a life time to work on these issues. There is no quick fixes for anyone. I hope you get the help you deserve from the USMC. Basically to get help with this on the outside is a joke. Get it now, and embrace it. I will have respect for you if you do this, and if you agree it is time to step back from active duty while you get help. You do not need more exposure to stress at this time. You need support and stability. USMC don't you dare dishonorably discharge like you have so many that you broke. No you do what is right, and stand by your employee. You offer him full treatment and medical discharge. So you do not send him into society completely messed up, and then doing who knows what later. Driver and his sis, you owe an apology to America for your childishness following this event. Sgt you owe a true apology and effort to get help. USMC you owe apology and treatment. General public you need to really learn, and offer support for all involved to have therapy and a better future. Shame on all who hadn't offered that! Support!

RonaldMexico
RonaldMexico

I am sure he represented us professionally on tour if he went, he made no new terrorists with his understanding and professionalism.

charlie6017
charlie6017

I couldn't have been as restrained has the kid in the car. I may have taken a whupping a little bit but that fucker wouldn't be able to eat solid food ever again.

ocsurfgirl
ocsurfgirl

What happened to set the Marine off I wonder? It must have been something. Someone said that the driver hit the marine's car and then refused to exchange information. Too many drivers around here are total a-holes and drive other motorists completely insane.

I had a punk ass kid rear end me and then refuse to even look at the damage to my car or exchange information then sped off. I caught up to him and called the po po. He got busted, but that shit will drive you nuts!

Why do some drivers pull stupid, dangerous manuevers and when they get called on it or cause an accident act like they've done nothing wrong? I point to the seemingly high increase of hit and runs recently. Too many inconsiderate fucknutz on the roads these days.

Jennifer Patalsky
Jennifer Patalsky

Yikes, he def needs help and he will get it now, hopefully. I feel sorry for the people in the car!!!

Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos

cant wait for this motherfucker to fuck with the wrong person !

Rj St Thomas
Rj St Thomas

This why the government leaves most these Marines for dead on the streets. Most of the them are 5150( Like this Shit bag) and have no place to be among mentally sane people in society.

Robert Ennis
Robert Ennis

I wonder if he would've had the same reaction if the dude was 6'6 250lbs solid.

Sandy Baumgardner
Sandy Baumgardner

I certainly hope his wife is safe. I somehow don't get the impression that she is, based on that tantrum. OMG.

Andy King
Andy King

feel bad for the guy, hope he gets help.

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