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Decorated Soldier Reportedly Attacked At (Toby Keith) Concert
http://www.nbc4i.com/news/3746350/detail.html ^ | September 20, 2004

Posted on 09/20/2004 7:34:36 PM PDT by flutters

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A local soldier back from the war in Iraq said he was beaten at an area concert because of what was printed on his T-shirt, NBC 4's Nancy Burton reported.

Foster Barton, 19, of Grove City, received a Purple Heart for his military service in Iraq. He almost lost his leg last month after a Humvee he was riding in ran over a landmine.

Barton said he was injured again Friday night in a crowded parking lot as he was leaving the Toby Keith concert at Germain Amphitheatre. The solider was injured so badly that he can't go back to Iraq as scheduled.

"I don't remember getting hit at all, really," said Barton, a member of the 1st Calvary Division. "He hit me in the back of the head. I fell and hit the ground. I was knocked unconscious and he continued to punch and kick me on the ground."

Barton and his family said he was beat up because he was wearing an Iraqi freedom T-shirt.

"It's not our fault," Barton said. "I'm just doing a job."

According to a Columbus police report, six witnesses who didn't know Barton said the person who beat him up was screaming profanities and making crude remarks about U.S. soldiers, Burton reported.

One witness, a friend of the alleged attacker, said Barton hit first. Police said they do not think that witness is credible since the six other witnesses said Barton was hit from behind.

Barton's mother said she has a message for her son's alleged attacker, who police said ran into the crowd after the incident and was not arrested.

"He needs our prayers, just like the insurgents, because he's a coward," Cindy Barton said.

After a two-week leave, Barton was supposed to return to Iraq Tuesday. But his broken nose will delay his return.

Barton is waiting for doctors to tell him when he can return to active duty. He said wants to go back as soon as possible because his unit was just attacked. Eleven soldiers were wounded and two were killed, he said.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: assault; democratsarescum; dnc; fosterbarton; kerry; kerry2; leftist; leftisthate; oifveterans; politicalterror; tobykeith
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1 posted on 09/20/2004 7:34:36 PM PDT by flutters
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To: flutters

The fascist pigs on the Left need a dose of their own medicine.


2 posted on 09/20/2004 7:35:37 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

3 posted on 09/20/2004 7:36:25 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Comrade Hillary - 6/28/04)
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To: flutters

Looks like Kerry has spawned a new generation.


4 posted on 09/20/2004 7:36:51 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: TXBubba

Thank you, John Kerry!


5 posted on 09/20/2004 7:37:51 PM PDT by stayathomemom
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To: flutters

Hey, ho, way to go, Ohio.


6 posted on 09/20/2004 7:38:18 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: flutters

Well, let's just say this. The man who attacked the soldier did it with his fist. John Kerry does it with his flip flops and his historic betrayal in Vietnam. So what's the difference and where is the outrage?


7 posted on 09/20/2004 7:38:24 PM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: flutters

This at a Toby Keith concert? Unbeleivable!


8 posted on 09/20/2004 7:38:28 PM PDT by FreeperinRATcage (I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do. - R. A. Heinlein)
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To: flutters
"he was wearing an Iraqi freedom T-shirt."

Watzat and where can I get one?

9 posted on 09/20/2004 7:38:53 PM PDT by bayourod (Hagel's and Lugar's anti-war statements are unpatriotic and endanger the lives of our troops.)
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To: flutters

Chalk another one up for Kerry. DAMN! I'm mad.


10 posted on 09/20/2004 7:38:57 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: flutters

Have you tried to locate an address for this young man? I'd like to send him a card expressing my appreciation for his service. I'm astounded that with all of the folks at that concert nobody jumped the asshole that did this to him.


11 posted on 09/20/2004 7:39:59 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (Proud member of the Pajama Posse!)
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To: flutters

The US has it's very own Religion of Peace..they're called Democrats.


12 posted on 09/20/2004 7:40:34 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (He is faithful!)
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To: flutters

Must have been one of the Ditzie Chick's travelin' goons.


13 posted on 09/20/2004 7:40:57 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: flutters

libs are all fricken cowards...hit from behind.. what a man....
HEY TOBY...give the soldier a call and fly him to your next show..


14 posted on 09/20/2004 7:41:24 PM PDT by drq
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To: flutters
Sounds like they busted a suspect. That's good.

Keith will probably do something for this guy. He's good like that. He appeared at a welcoming rally for a former POW that sang "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue" at his captors to annoy them. Perhaps the best part was he disappeared after he did the song with the guy, meeting him and his friends later. He didn't want to steal the focus of the show.

I normally dislike country but it's impossible to dislike Toby. He's a class guy.

-Eric

15 posted on 09/20/2004 7:41:30 PM PDT by E Rocc (DNC: Documents, Newly Created)
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To: flutters

Bump this story to the heavens.


16 posted on 09/20/2004 7:41:34 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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To: flutters
One witness, a friend of the alleged attacker.... attacker, who police said ran into the crowd after the incident and was not arrested.

Does this mean they know the identity of the attacker? Just ask the "friend" for his name and go get him. Easy.

17 posted on 09/20/2004 7:41:40 PM PDT by zip ((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans))
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To: stayathomemom
Thank you, John Kerry!...

... and Dan Rather, Michael Moore, Terry McAuliffe, Tom Daschle, International ANSWER, Code Pink, DNC, Bruce Springsteen...

18 posted on 09/20/2004 7:42:29 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Sunshine55

I'll see if I can find an address.


19 posted on 09/20/2004 7:43:14 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: bayourod
I met a guy at the barn where I work, last Saturday. He was wearing a baseball cap that said "Operation Iraqi Freedom - Combat Veteran".

I asked if he'd served in Iraq (not knowing whether the cap was even his) and he said yes. I thanked him for his service and asked if I could shake his hand. He smiled very warmly.

20 posted on 09/20/2004 7:43:22 PM PDT by spookycc (Never Forgive! Never Forget!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Bump bump bump....


21 posted on 09/20/2004 7:43:35 PM PDT by RMDupree (HHD: My heart remains in Washington....)
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To: flutters

What a bunch of idiots! These losers are leftists who hate America. Why are these low lifes even attending a Toby Keith concert? Whoever did this should be caught and beaten lifeless. As for the soldier, he volunteered to fight. He was not drafted. I am very sorry to hear this. God bless him and his family.


22 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:14 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Proud rabbit hater and killer)
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To: Reactionary

John Kerry Supporters........ They have to hide this time.... last time they just came at you....


23 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:19 PM PDT by Gibtx (focus.........)
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To: flutters

these Cowards will catch the wrong person and spend the rest of their life as an invalid.


24 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:29 PM PDT by Fast1 (Kerry for an Islamic America.)
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To: E Rocc

Barton's mother said she has a message for her son's alleged attacker, who police said ran into the crowd after the incident and was not arrested.

The suspect was NOT arrested.


25 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:38 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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To: TADSLOS

Probably someone who didn't attend the concert. If they have the friend they should be able to identify the attacker. I probably should be but I don't have as much understanding as his mother does though. Surprising . I would have thought these type of fans would have intervened. Maybe they did. I hope so.


26 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:48 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: RMDupree

BTTT


27 posted on 09/20/2004 7:46:01 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: flutters
This is the kind of behavior the Kerry is drumming up, sort of like what he did after he came back from Vietnam.

He is working on the irrational emotions of his kool-ade followers. History repeating itself.

Also throw in Ted 'Hiccup' (MaryJo murderer) Kennedy, Terry McAss@#@#@, Howard Dean, Dan Blather and so many others.

28 posted on 09/20/2004 7:46:05 PM PDT by technomage
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To: flutters

Checkin' the phone book now.


29 posted on 09/20/2004 7:46:08 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (Proud member of the Pajama Posse!)
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To: FreeperinRATcage

If Toby had seen it happen, I'll bet HE would have kicked the attacker's gluteous maximous!

"We'll put a boot in your............"


31 posted on 09/20/2004 7:46:59 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: nutmeg

Is anyone cataloging all the political violence of the left?


32 posted on 09/20/2004 7:47:16 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: RMDupree

The Kerry camp can be proud of this one. Freaking commie scum.


33 posted on 09/20/2004 7:47:37 PM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: flutters
"Barton and his family said he [injured US Combat Vet] was beat up because he was wearing an Iraqi freedom T-shirt."

Outrageous!

Anyone know if the punk coward who did it was caught?

34 posted on 09/20/2004 7:47:57 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: flutters
One witness, a friend of the alleged attacker, said Barton hit first. Police said they do not think that witness is credible since the six other witnesses said Barton was hit from behind.

I'm sure CBS would believe the friend of the attacker.

Hope Mr. Barton has a speedy recovery. Sounds like he comes from good stock.

35 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:02 PM PDT by eggman (With CBS and lies as with cats and hairballs - expect the unexpectorated.)
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To: flutters

I may have found it but it's not a Grove City number. 272-XXXX is the West side but this is last year's phone book :o) He may have moved. I'm tempted to call it though, just to confirm.


36 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:27 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (Proud member of the Pajama Posse!)
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To: Reactionary

bigtime!


37 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:51 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit
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To: eggman

Fly the 'friend' to Gitmo and stack him on a pile of naked Arabs for a few hours until he squeals. Then bring the attacker down there for a little bit of 'questioning'.


38 posted on 09/20/2004 7:49:47 PM PDT by boofus
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To: Reactionary

Whenever I read about stories of this sort, I just remember that payback will be sweet in November.


39 posted on 09/20/2004 7:50:00 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: TXBubba

Roaches multiply rapidly.


40 posted on 09/20/2004 7:50:31 PM PDT by luvbach1 (President Bush is conservative only when compared with the commies allied against him.)
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To: flutters
"He needs our prayers, just like the insurgents, because he's a coward," Cindy Barton said.

This soldier and his mom are great Americans! About the punk who beat him up, all I can say is what is this world coming to?

41 posted on 09/20/2004 7:50:48 PM PDT by ride the whirlwind (Where I come from, deeds mean more than words. - Zell Miller)
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To: Sunshine55
Have you tried to locate an address for this young man? I'd like to send him a card expressing my appreciation for his service. I'm astounded that with all of the folks at that concert nobody jumped the asshole that did this to him.

Go to www.switchboard.com, type in Foster Barton, Columbus, OH, and you'll get his address and phone number. I'd put it here, but some think that isn't proper.

42 posted on 09/20/2004 7:50:56 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: Sunshine55
I may have found it but it's not a Grove City number. 272-XXXX is the West side but this is last year's phone book :o) He may have moved. I'm tempted to call it though, just to confirm.

First Highway shooters now a-holes who sucker punch hero soldiers? Now I know why I moved from Grove 'Tucky...

43 posted on 09/20/2004 7:50:59 PM PDT by smith288 (ejsmithweb.com)
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To: flutters

GIVE THIS GUY A MEDAL!

(Unlike kerry, he will probably keep it).


44 posted on 09/20/2004 7:51:12 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: flutters

I wish I'd have been there - I would have stood for him!


45 posted on 09/20/2004 7:52:30 PM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the Pajamarazzi!)
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To: Sunshine55

Oh wait, you are searching for the soldier? Nevermind. (sheepishly stepping away)


46 posted on 09/20/2004 7:52:32 PM PDT by smith288 (ejsmithweb.com)
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To: flutters

BTTT


47 posted on 09/20/2004 7:53:03 PM PDT by Nea Wood (I considered atheism but there weren't enough holidays.)
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To: smith288

:o)


48 posted on 09/20/2004 7:55:28 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (Proud member of the Pajama Posse!)
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To: jackbill; Sunshine55

I'll call channel 4 tomorrow to see if there is a public address where we can send cards. I'll ping you if I find one.


49 posted on 09/20/2004 7:57:30 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters

ping me too please!


50 posted on 09/20/2004 7:58:49 PM PDT by Repub4bush
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