Two Marine Raiders and a Navy corpsman face charges after contractor dies following brawl in Iraq

Two Marine Raiders and a Navy corpsman will face charges related to the death of a defense contractor during a street fight in Iraq, the Marine Corps said.

Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Negron, Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Draher, and Chief Petty Officer Eric Gilmet are alleged to have fought with Rick Anthony Rodriguez, a retired Army Special Forces master sergeant, outside a restaurant in Erbil, Iraq, on Jan. 1, 2019. Rodriguez died after the fight with the three men from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.

“At this time, charges against three members of MARSOC in connection with the death of Mr. Rodriguez have been referred to
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