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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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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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To: piytar
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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To: lowbridge

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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To: lowbridge
I'm a former Marine, and I survived a pretty bad criminal assault in 2002.

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.

21 posted on 09/06/2013 6:11:40 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: Jonty30

True, hadn’t thought of that.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 6:11:43 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: lowbridge

“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”.


23 posted on 09/06/2013 6:13:30 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lowbridge

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.

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***the blond guy leading the bullies in Karate Kid.


24 posted on 09/06/2013 6:16:52 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


25 posted on 09/06/2013 6:18:57 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: trisham
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.

Amen!

And...


26 posted on 09/06/2013 6:21:24 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Habakkuk 2;Isaiah 55)
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To: 444Flyer

Amen. :)


27 posted on 09/06/2013 6:22:21 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: piytar
Tyler Carswell? Eric Deiter?

They sound whiter than Wonder Bread to me.

28 posted on 09/06/2013 6:22:35 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: bigdaddy45
I’m surprised its not the lead story on every network news show.

Give them time. I'm sure they are investigating all of the "sources"

29 posted on 09/06/2013 6:24:46 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
this is CHIVALRY.

Yep.

I always thought the Chivalry was a pretty good car.

30 posted on 09/06/2013 6:26:09 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: lowbridge
Surf Nazis?


31 posted on 09/06/2013 6:29:26 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Ole Okie
Is there something about chivalry that should be disdained?

From Wikipedia:

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.[1] It was originally conceived of as an aristocratic warrior code — the term derives from the French term chevalerie, meaning horse soldiery[2] — 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.[3]

32 posted on 09/06/2013 6:31:49 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: melsec
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.

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.

34 posted on 09/06/2013 6:42:09 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: doc1019

I get that . . . but a knee-jerk reaction is just that, a knee-jerk reaction.


35 posted on 09/06/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: lowbridge

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?


36 posted on 09/06/2013 6:43:19 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: 1rudeboy

Can’t disagree, just say’in ;-)


37 posted on 09/06/2013 6:44:21 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: ImNotLying

What caliber weapon do you carry in your speedo on the beach?!?!


38 posted on 09/06/2013 6:46:30 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: bigdaddy45
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.

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).

39 posted on 09/06/2013 6:50:42 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: lowbridge

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.


40 posted on 09/06/2013 6:52:39 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: G Larry

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.


41 posted on 09/06/2013 6:53:46 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: FreedomStar3028

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.


42 posted on 09/06/2013 6:54:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Mastador1

and proving color doesn’t matter, i would not mind if these pieces of white trash are hunted down and executed as feral dogs.


43 posted on 09/06/2013 6:55:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: G Larry

But it was a MARINE.

“When’s the last time you threw a punch at somebody a shirt size larger than you?”

6th grade, if I recall correctly.


44 posted on 09/06/2013 7:01:53 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: bigdaddy45
"Actually, it was in reverse. A bunch of white kids harassing a black guy and his son."

Every bit as vile.

45 posted on 09/06/2013 7:17:46 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: Savage Beast
Anybody got a video link?

Because I am not buying what some are trying to sell.

46 posted on 09/06/2013 7:27:15 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: lowbridge

The article is careful to not mention the race of the perpetrators. It’s always a dead giveaway. The dog that didn’t bark.


47 posted on 09/06/2013 7:37:02 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ASA Vet

Where were the sidearms?


48 posted on 09/06/2013 7:38:25 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: NonValueAdded

Not for MSM. They’re not going to touch this.


49 posted on 09/06/2013 7:40:30 PM PDT by stanne
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To: bigdaddy45

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.


50 posted on 09/06/2013 7:41:23 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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