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It Was the Right Thing to Do: Former Marine Who Took Brutal Beating Defending Bullied Boy
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | Dave Urbanski

Posted on 09/06/2013 5:48:41 PM PDT by lowbridge

His act of bravery earned him brutal beating from a trio of physically imposing bullies, including a fracture under his eye, stitches all over his face — including in his tear duct — and a concussion.

But Wen Jones, 43, said he’d do it all over again.

The former marine and father of two observed a 14-year-old boy and his 55-year-old father getting harassed and abused by three 20-year-old men at a Florida beach.

The boy’s father, LeRoy Wright Jr., told the men to leave, but Jones sensed the bullies were about to attack.

“I couldn’t stand there and watch this older guy and kid get beaten up,” Jones told the Sun-Sentinel of the May 19 incident near the restrooms and showers at Juno Beach Park.

“I walked over, said, ‘Hey guys, calm down.’ The next thing I know, I’m in the middle of a melee. I got tangled up with one the biggest guys and he beat me in the back of the head until I was unconscious. When I came to, I was being beaten in the face.”

Three months after the attack, Jones still struggles a bit with foggy thoughts after his concussion but doesn’t regret his actions.

“I’m not happy to have been injured pretty severely, but at the same time, I ask myself, would I do it again?” he tells the Sun-Sentinel. “You know, it was the right thing to do, so I probably would.”

Cody Moore Roon, Tyler Dylan Carswell, and Eric Michael Deiter, all from Palm Beach County, face aggravated battery charges because of the severity of the injuries they inflicted upon Jones, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: assault; bullies; bullying; florida; marines; sourcetitlenoturl; usmc
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Full title: ‘It Was the Right Thing to Do’: Former Marine Who Took Brutal Beating Defending Bullied Boy Says He’d Do It Again

I wanna know how a Marine allowed these punks to beat him unconscious. Its supposed to be the other way around.

1 posted on 09/06/2013 5:48:42 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

He either

Let it happen

or

Got hit in the head from behind (which is what he claims)


2 posted on 09/06/2013 5:52:20 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: FreedomStar3028

G_d bless our Vets.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 5:53:17 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: lowbridge

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2413869/Wen-Jones-43-beaten-standing-teen-witnessed-bullied.html


4 posted on 09/06/2013 5:53:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: lowbridge

Sounds like they jumped him from behind


5 posted on 09/06/2013 5:53:52 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: svcw

Or they could have circled him until one of them saw an opportunity to hit from behind.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 5:56:28 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: lowbridge

Not all Marines were grunts. Many were clerks and repair technicians who rarely ever got in the field.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 5:57:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Jonty30

Where were the 55 and 14 year old males? They should have been helping the former Marine.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: lowbridge

He got hit from behind - I imagine he was thinking his presence would put them off and, like most bullies, they would back down at the first sight of aggression. Not true with today’s punks - if they hadn’t knocked him out they would have got a few cheapies in then ran - fact that they got him from behind means that they could then pummel him. Some young men are so weak nowadays they don’t believe they might have to take a punch to be in a fight.


9 posted on 09/06/2013 6:00:55 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: lowbridge

Feral urban Amish?


10 posted on 09/06/2013 6:01:59 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: lowbridge
“I’m not happy to have been injured pretty severely, but at the same time, I ask myself, would I do it again?” he tells the Sun-Sentinel. “You know, it was the right thing to do, so I probably would.”

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Thank goodness that we still have men like this.

11 posted on 09/06/2013 6:02:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

this is CHIVALRY.


12 posted on 09/06/2013 6:05:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: piytar

Cody, Tyler and Eric? Sure doesn’t sound like it (although I couldn’t be wrong). Not an apostrophe in sight.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 6:06:10 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: lowbridge

When the police are just minutes away......stay armed my friends.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 6:06:56 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: piytar

Actually, it was in reverse. A bunch of white kids harassing a black guy and his son. I’m surprised its not the lead story on every network news show.


15 posted on 09/06/2013 6:07:34 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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Feral urban Amish?

LOL--the Marine was defending a black kid. Knee-jerk reactions are bad, m'kay?

16 posted on 09/06/2013 6:07:39 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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The youts were white (trash) and their intended victims were Black. So the White Marine intervened to save a Black boy and his dad. That seems worthy of mention


17 posted on 09/06/2013 6:10:23 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: piytar

No they appear to feral urban White trash, at least the pictured in the article. Just proving that scum has no color.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 6:11:01 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Jonty30

“Or they could have circled him until one of them saw an opportunity to hit from behind.”


As soon as one or more thugs starts to move out of my peripheral vision, I deploy whatever hardware I’m carrying and tell them to step back.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 6:11:29 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Ask the MSM about Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian. Observe the subsequent blank stares.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It is. Despite everything, there are still men who are gentlemen, who are brave, who are resolute, and who are kind. Thank God for them all.


20 posted on 09/06/2013 6:11:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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