Police searching for men who brutally attacked JBLM soldier

Police searching for men who brutally attacked JBLM soldier »Play Video
Korry McClanahan
TACOMA, Wash. -- The family of Corporal Korry McClanahan hopes someone will come forward after he was brutally beaten and suffered brain damage in downtown Tacoma.

McClanahan's cousin Bradin said Korry and a friend were leaving a bar on Broadway early Saturday morning at around 12:30 a.m. when they were attacked by as many as five or six men.

McClanahan suffered the majority of the beating and is now being treated at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He is currently listed in serious condition.

McClanahan's parents say doctors plan to take him off of the ventilator soon to see if he can breathe on his own, but he will still face an extensive recovery. Surgeons had to remove portion of his skull, his family says, to allow the brain swelling to go down.

They hope someone will come forward with information about who was involved in the attack.

"If someone is going to put his career to an end, they should also have their career ended and receive justice. I think they should be brought to justice plain and simple," Bradin McClanahan said.

Bradin and Korry are cousins but were raised in the same household and feel more like brothers. Korry is married with a young son and his family flew in from across the country to be by his side. He had just transferred to JBLM three weeks ago.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tacoma Police Department.