SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man accused of stabbing an Army serviceman during an altercation over a military uniform last week is an Army veteran himself, a U.S. Army official at the Pentagon confirmed.
The Pentagon official said 42-year-old Marc A. Dominguez served in the Army as a Private First Class (E-3) infantryman from February 2003 to August 2004.
The official did not discuss Dominguez's service further, but added that he was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Dominguez was arrested on Nov. 9 after police said he attacked two military veterans who pointed out what they thought were errors on his uniform while at a bar on 5th Avenue.
Witnesses told 10News that Dominguez was wearing what appeared to be an Army uniform at the bar when he was approached by an active-duty Army serviceman and a military veteran who spoke to him about the uniform. According to the two men, the uniform was missing a patch and the rank was upside down, leading them to question if it was a "stolen valor" situation.
However, when the men pointed out the uniform issues, Dominguez reportedly became angry, brandished a knife and threatened the two men.
The confrontation turned violent, and police said Dominguez allegedly stabbed one of the men multiple times before others intervened.
A pedicab driver witnessed the incident and flagged down a police officer, who arrested Dominguez. The serviceman's injuries did not appear to be serious and no other injuries were reported in the melee, 10News learned.
Dominguez remains in jail and is being held on $30,000 bail.