A former US Marine Captain who joined the FDNY was reportedly triggered by the hazing antics of his firehouse peers- and now the hijinks are national news.
Firefighters at Ladder 151 in Queens reportedly felt his military service would earn him some respect amongst New York’s Bravest, only to learn he had to start from the bottom all over again.
“No one cares about your military service,” veteran firefighters allegedly told Charles Hughes, who later sued the city’s fire department.
His initial welcome to 151 was when he was doused in water and flour, according to the New York Post.
The Marine, who reportedly has PTSD, was also exposed to a free-balling firefighter wearing an ill-fitting thong.
Hughes was denied permission to take down a defaced portrait that claimed he was unstable, with firefighter Terry Prahlad allegedly telling him, “Why are your hands always shaking? It’s because you were in a war and you’re crazy.”
Prahlad also served in the US military, though it is unknown what exactly he did during his service.
Raymond Hassett, another firefighter, denounced Hughes as a “paper pusher” who had “done nothing” in the military, and muttered “crazy” every time he saw him.
The FDNY took immediate action, reassigning Hughes to another station and booting one 151 veteran to another duty assignment.
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