Skip to comments.‘It Was the Right Thing to Do’: Former Marine Who Took Brutal Beating Defending Bullied Boy
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 hed 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 boys father, LeRoy Wright Jr., told the men to leave, but Jones sensed the bullies were about to attack.
I couldnt 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, Im 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 doesnt regret his actions.
Im 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
I wanna know how a Marine allowed these punks to beat him unconscious. Its supposed to be the other way around.
Let it happen
Got hit in the head from behind (which is what he claims)
G_d bless our Vets.
Sounds like they jumped him from behind
Or they could have circled him until one of them saw an opportunity to hit from behind.
Not all Marines were grunts. Many were clerks and repair technicians who rarely ever got in the field.
Where were the 55 and 14 year old males? They should have been helping the former Marine.
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.
Feral urban Amish?
Thank goodness that we still have men like this.
this is CHIVALRY.
Cody, Tyler and Eric? Sure doesn’t sound like it (although I couldn’t be wrong). Not an apostrophe in sight.
When the police are just minutes away......stay armed my friends.
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.
LOL--the Marine was defending a black kid. Knee-jerk reactions are bad, m'kay?
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
No they appear to feral urban White trash, at least the pictured in the article. Just proving that scum has no color.
“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.
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.