Thursday, April 11, 2013
Dr. Peter Brightman said in an interview that his son, Sgt. Joshua Brightman, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by two deployments to Afghanistan.
Dr. Brightman said the road rage incident prompted Sgt. Brightman to seek counseling for his issues.
Brightman said of his son's behavior on the video...
“I watched it yesterday for the first time and his behavior is totally inappropriate. What he told me afterwards is, ‘Dad, I just blacked out. I didn't know what I was doing." He was out of his mind.”
Camp Pendleton spokesman Sgt. Christopher Duncan told CNN last week that Sgt. Brightman under investigation for possible legal or administrative proceedings:
"...any further legal proceedings regarding this incident would be at the discretion of his unit, which is still gathering information."
As Home Post reported last week, a female Marine who is paralyzed from the waist down shot video of Brightman verbally attacking her and her caregiver brother after a fender bender on base. The video shows Brightman physically threatening the injured Marine's brother, using abusive and profane language, and kicking the vehicle in which the injured Marine and her brother are sitting.