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.
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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.
Two cracked ribs, a broken wrist and 30 staples in my head.
Jumped from behind. It happens. They got a little more of a fight than they were expecting.
True, hadn’t thought of that.
“It was after they hit me and fractured my eye socket that I shot all three men in the scrotum your honor. What’s that again your honor? Yes... I also shot them square in the ass”.
I think appropriate punishment for these three would be a rematch with the former Marine...one at a time.
Especially the Dieter kid. That kid’s picture gives off the same “smarmy punk” vibe as a Billy Zabka*** movie character. Love to see him get his guts stomped out in a fair fight.
***the blond guy leading the bullies in Karate Kid.
With all that has been happening lately ... black mobs attacking whites, black youths killing white WWII vets, etc., I can understand the knee jerk reaction. I don condone it, just able to understand from whence it is coming.
They sound whiter than Wonder Bread to me.
Give them time. I'm sure they are investigating all of the "sources"
I always thought the Chivalry was a pretty good car.
Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is the traditional code of conduct associated with the medieval institution of knighthood. Chivalry arose from an idealized German custom. It was originally conceived of as an aristocratic warrior code the term derives from the French term chevalerie, meaning horse soldiery involving, gallantry, and individual training and service to others. Over time its meaning has been refined to emphasise more ideals such as the knightly virtues of honour, courtly love, courtesy, and less martial aspects of the tradition.
The Knight's Code of Chivalry was a moral system that stated all knights should protect others who can not protect themselves, such as widows, children, and elders. All knights needed to have the strength and skills to fight wars in the Middle Ages; they not only had to be strong but they were also extremely disciplined and were expected to use their power to protect the weak and defenseless.
Knights vowed to be loyal, generous, and "of noble bearing". Knights were required to tell the truth at all times and always respect the honour of women. Knights not only vowed to protect the weak but also vowed to guard the honor of all fellow knights. They always had to obey those who were placed in authority and were never allowed to refuse a challenge from an equal. Knights lived by honor and for glory. Knights were to fear God and maintain His Church. Knights always kept their faith and never turned their back on a foe. Knights despised pecuniary reward. They persevered to the end in any enterprise begun.
I think that's the Hollywood stereotype of bullies, created in order that feel-good movies could have an antagonist. In real life, bullies are mentally-tough, fearless and can take a lot of hits. That's how they got to be bullies. Some of them grow up to become gangsters like Tommy DeVito. Others grow up to become Genghis Khan.
I get that . . . but a knee-jerk reaction is just that, a knee-jerk reaction.
What’s the matter with FReepers?
It was 3 on 1, which makes getting behind him pretty easy.
When’s the last time you threw a punch at somebody a shirt size larger than you?
Can’t disagree, just say’in ;-)
What caliber weapon do you carry in your speedo on the beach?!?!
It appears to have been two white 20-year-olds and a Asian/white mixed 20-year-old who were the culprits. One of the comments following the article had a link to another which had pics of all the perps and the 14-year-old victim (but not his father).
Veterans, when faced with the use of deadly force, learn to go for the knees, insteps, eyes, temples, throat, etc. Do some heavy bag work with hands, fingers, elbows, head and feet.
LOL......all the ladies just think I have a big package down there in my speedo......
Me in a speedo.....that would be a sight to see.
as a marine i don’t think he was going to just let it happen. i think he got whacked in the back of the head like he said.
and proving color doesn’t matter, i would not mind if these pieces of white trash are hunted down and executed as feral dogs.
But it was a MARINE.
“Whens the last time you threw a punch at somebody a shirt size larger than you?”
6th grade, if I recall correctly.
Every bit as vile.
Because I am not buying what some are trying to sell.
The article is careful to not mention the race of the perpetrators. It’s always a dead giveaway. The dog that didn’t bark.
Where were the sidearms?
Not for MSM. They’re not going to touch this.
That ship has sailed. The only reason we’ve ever heard of Martin/Zimmerman was that Obama was losing black voters to such a degree that Romney would have walked to an easy victory. Obama needed an issue and Axelrod’s goons found it, but they didn’t think Zimmerman would turn out to be a 1/8th black Latino.
Obama doesn’t have any sons today.