Hero Marine Shows Up To Award Ceremony In MAGA Hat And 'Lets Go Brandon' Shirt
The Arizona Marine went viral last week after he disarmed a would-be robber at his favorite service station. James Kilcer says he was just chatting with the clerk as he normally would when to criminals (seen in the video below) came in looking for trouble. What they found was a prepared US Marine.
Kilcer received the Citizen’s Valor Award on Tuesday for his heroic actions and sported his red MAGA with a patriotic 'Let's go Brandon!' shirt.
Yuma County Sheriff's Office's Wrote:
"Sheriff Leon Wilmot presented Mr. Kilcer the YCSO Citizen’s Valor Award “For extraordinary heroism and exceptional courage while voluntarily coming to the aid of another citizen during an incident involving criminal activity at extreme, life threatening, personal risk in an attempt to save or protect human life.” The YCSO Citizen’s Valor Award is the highest award for citizens whose actions warrant recognition.
Last week, Kilcer told "America's Newsroom" he takes his personal safety, and the safety of others, "very seriously."
"I turn around to go and leave, kind of walk out and as I'm turning around I hear the door kind of open real aggressively," Kilcer said about the incident. "At that point, the ‘spidey senses’ tingled a little bit."
Three unidentified people entered the store with one armed frontman leading the way.
"I saw two other guys with no other weapons and decided that's the guy that I'm going to hit," Kilcer says.
In one motion, Kilcer grabbed the gun and without hesitation hit the other suspects with a bag of his store purchases, which he said included two Gatorades, two energy drinks and "a snack."
"I was actually going to take control of his head and the gun at the same time, and the bag just happened to be heavy and attached to me and it smashed him right in the face," Kilcer said.
While the gas station clerk was "a little worked up" about the incident, according to Kilcer, he jumped over the counter to chase the suspects.
A true patriot: the humble Marine says that he was just in the 'right place at the right time'.