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By: Associated Press November 8, 2019 9:51 am

MILWAUKEE (AP) A military record-keeping agency has confirmed the military service of a white Milwaukee man suspected of throwing acid on a Latino man.

The National Personnel Records Center confirmed Clifton Blackwell s service in the Marines from 1975 to 1978 in response to a request from The Associated Press. A Marines spokeswoman said earlier this week that a record of Blackwell s service couldn t be found.

The 61-year-old Blackwell is charged with first-degree reckless injury as a hate crime in the attack on Nov. 1. The victim, Mahud Villalaz, said Blackwell confronted him and asked why did you invade my country? Villalaz is a U.S. citizen who immigrated from Peru....