Brother Of San Bernardino Shooter Is Highly Decorated Navy Veteran

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The brother of the San Bernardino shooter is a decorated Navy veteran who was given a good conduct award, military records show. Syed Raheel Farook joined the Navy in August 2003 and left the military four years later with accolades, a Navy spokesman told the Daily News Thursday.

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He served with distinction while working as an Information System Technician, Third Class.

“He was a computer technician,” the Navy spokesman confirmed.

Farook’s brother Syed Rizwan Farook has been named as one of the shooters responsible for Wednesday’s slaughter inside a social service agency in San Bernardino, Calif.

Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, is alleged to have burst into the agency with his wife — both in body armor and bristling with weapons.

He and the Pakistani-born wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, killed 14 people and wounded 21.

The couple died a few hours later in a bloody shootout with police.

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Besides his award for good conduct, Syed Raheel Farook was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, according to the Navy.

He served on the USS Enterprise; in the Surface Warfare Officer School Unit, in Great Lakes, Ill.; and at the Recruit Training Command, in Great Lakes, Ill.

He was also an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Naval records show.

 

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. Right thing for the wrong reason, perhaps? How robust is his Westernization? Is he another Fort Hood in waiting? It strikes so directly and heavily at trust such that suspicion will forever be warranted.

  2. I would dare say that his awards would not describe a “highly”decorated veteran… perhaps just decorated veteran would be more accurate as none of his decorations appears to be awarded for extraordinary service. The decorations are closer to perfect attendance awards than anything that would note distinction.

  3. Not rock take anything away from his service and not to imply it was not valued or appreciated. Previous comment was for the sake of accuracy. I have no agenda beyond that.

  4. Not to take anything away from his service and not to imply it was not valued or appreciated. Previous comment was for the sake of accuracy. I have no agenda beyond that.

  5. “Besides his award for good conduct, Syed Raheel Farook was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.”

    LMAO! This is what these people call “highly decorated”?

    Good Conduct Medal: Hey you did your job for 3 years and didn’t fuck up in a major way. (Very uncommon not to receive this)

    National Defense Service Medal (issued at the end of boot camp if the country is at war), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. ( thanks for serving in our armed forces during this conflict)

    Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Thanks for taking a 6 month working cruise)

    this is not highly decorated. This is what you get for showing up. The muzzie that threw the grenades in the tents with his fellow 101st Airborne Soldiers probably had all of these barring the Navy cruise ribbon.

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