On Dec 6th, 2012 my only son, Cpl Craig Maddy USMC was shot in the head by an unknown assailant just outside of Palms Springs CA.
To date the State of California has yet to process the evidence
and the perpetuator remains at large.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON CRAIG'S CASE - case number 1212D-1211 - PLEASE CONTACT THE DESERT HOTSPRINGS POLICE DEPT (760) 329-6411
or email Det. Jim Hennson firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig had just returned from deployment in Afghanistan where he served as a machine gunner on an armored vehicle and participated in over 300 combat missions, surviving three IED attacks. We thought he was "home safe" when he returned in October.
While out celebrating a birthday, Craig and his buddy’s unknowingly found themselves in a local gang hang out. After an apparent altercation, Craig and his friends were returning to the Marine base at Twenty-nine Palms when they were chased down in the night and had their car fired on over a dozen times with an AK-47!
Please pray for our son's continued recovery and share his tragic story with as many people as you can. We want to help Craig’s recovery and get out the message that there's a cancer amongst our youth. Americans have carried guns for hundreds of years, but it's only been in the last generation where opening fire on a car full of unarmed boys has become common place.
UPDATE 06 MARCH 2019
With the love and care of his parents, Craig would fight for his life for Six Years before succumbing to his injuries. Craig was buried with full military honors on 05 March 2019 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent Washington.
Craig is the All-American boy. In addition to playing the guitar, Craig was always active in sports; rollerblading, playing soccer, football and Lettered in baseball in high school.
An outgoing, responsible and charismatic young man, Craig is confident without being arrogant. Craig is a young man who holds himself to the highest standards of personal accountability.
Mom has experienced Craig’s charisma when walking through Craig’s high school and having students stop her and declare; “You Craig’s mom? Craig’s the Man!”
The summer after high school Craig’s grandmother experienced the same phenomenon in Rome Italy where after a night on the town, all day people would come up to Craig on the streets and greet him like an old friend.
In his special way Craig has touched countless people and smashed stereotypes of the “Typical American Teenager”.