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He was severely injured after being shot nine times while fighting for his country in Iraq but when the purple heart recipient tried to speak his mind.
At Columbia university at a town hall there on Roxy.
This is the reaction he got.
It doesn't matter how you feel about war it doesn't matter how you feel about fighting.
Other parts of the country or other parts of the world are plotting to kill you right now when you go today.
-- And it got worse joining us right now for -- and forensics.
On staff sergeant Anthony master -- morning it's great to have you so you are a student there at Columbia.
They were having this town hall where they're talking about bringing ROTC back -- decided you wanted to speak he said that right there and then what happened.
Of the crowd there was a big reaction from the crowd there was some laughter.
I believe there -- some name calling and somebody called you racist that's that's what I've been told.
I would I don't get that I don't get from what you said where they would get that.
I I don't think -- said anything racially charged I think that I was just giving a warning that not everybody.
Likes Americans he sometimes.
That's what happened.
You had a chance to see the enemy in this is your assessment of the enemy and you thought you relate your firsthand account to the students at at Columbia.
As you say these words and hear their reaction what's going through your mind.
-- I just was trying to get out the message.
I got a little bit flustered at the end.
Because of the reaction but I think didn't they just wanted to get it out how did it play out we've only heard that little clip with how long did you go how much further -- you go on.
And what did happen at the end -- because they kept getting mixed -- practice I stopped after couple.
About -- effect because of the reaction.
Not just because my speeches almost ended anyway and I was getting Anthony you.
Are a purple heart recipient.
You are shot nine times.
You lost your -- for this country.
I'm all for free speech.
But my goodness.
What lesson do you wanna teach to those people who -- -- well first of all that's just a small group of people.
That we're there and the town hall was meant to be a debate where both sides of the argument we're supposed to given.
The people that were heckling -- That they have the right of their opinion personally have popular right now export their rights of their penchant for.
And in one of the other things that you did say no to that crowd who was gathered there there are people in this world who want to kill us.
-- that -- and actually true I'm proof of it we can go down the street and -- absolute proof of it.
Before we did anything and -- some people you don't know how many exactly.
That's I mean that's their right to do they don't believe the things that I'm saying they can do that but I think that that's -- sort of ignorance is well.
Them you chose to Columbia you've got need to see had a lot of colleges to go to you chose to go there they have an anti RTC.
The stand she knew that that -- and -- they also invited Ahmadinejad to speak there he was better received than you.
But that's incredible to me.
I think that.
Bring him there I believe that they understood backwards in job kind of says some crazy stuff and they wanted to let there let's see anybody see that he wouldn't.
Might actually be crazy.
And I want you to take a look at what the Columbia statement has been about the event Colombia is committed to treating every member of the university community with -- ability.
And that certainly includes our significant population of student veterans whose service we honor what has it been for you like on campus since -- Well we it we have over 300 veterans at the campus and -- undergraduates and we have a great veterans community we have no that's.
That it's just a community that's just all of us and we support each other.
Most this most of the students are really supportive and they really wanna hear the things that decision they have apologized.
On behalf of the nit wits who didn't -- -- And you've gotten a lot of outreach from people on your FaceBook page -- -- gotten crazy outreach I've gotten over a thousand friend requests and messages I even though Panetta FaceBook profiles of people could post not only me but the other city and seeing what's on your FaceBook.
They said that you know we support your Wii Sports you stand up for what you believe then.
You know let these guys and we know why you're a war hero because the way in which you're handling yourself after this is proof positive an interest -- knowing what you wanna be in line.
I'm studying economics I wanna go into it fine -- finance sector sector where business.
Something that I can.
Really helped build less -- its current do you worry about this -- Sheen being that that is a reaction -- some people.
After you had a chance to -- the fighting the war and sacrifice like that.
I think that.
They're allowed to have the opinions and I'm glad that they do and I hope that.
They let me have my opinions and then we can come to an agreement is -- he would joins me if we master painting and much -- -- thanks for your service thank you --
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