Skip to comments.IN:Vietnam veteran shoots, kills intruder
Posted on 10/08/2013 4:51:26 AM PDT by marktwain
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A suspect in an attempted home invasion was killed Monday after being shot by the homeowner, according to Fort Wayne police.
Police were called just before midnight Monday to a shooting on Melita Street, near downtown Fort Wayne.
FWPD spokesman Officer Michael Joyner said a preliminary investigation revealed a burglar attempted to enter the home and was shot by the homeowner in self-defense. Joyner said information was not immediately available if the intruder made it into the house.
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Don’t you just love a story with a happy ending?
Good going Vet. Thank you for your service, not only in Nam but for your recent help in riding the area of another scumbag.
Well, they’ll know if the burglaries magically stop. And who says the death penalty doesn’t deter crime ?
Yeah, I’ll second that one: “ridding the area of another scumbag”!
OT: These days when I read articles such as this about vets, I have a mental lapse and see the victims at first blush as WW2 vets not Nam vets. It generally takes me a second to realize these are peers not a generation or two past. One of my favorite comments used to be well those guys are the old guard, whoa, “those guys” are now my generation. I am happy when my peers answer the call one more time.
Not carping or anything (I’m a Vietnam vet) but the story is almost devoid of any details other than that the perp is dead & the homeowner who shot him is a Vietnam veteran.
There’s just that little teensy weensy suggestion in the story that Vietnam vets are a) skilled in the use of small arms, and b) far more likely to use them in a situation.
Pardon me, but I still remember cop shows from the 1970’s where the spaced-out psycho on the rooftop with a scoped rifle was usually a flashback-happy Vietnam vet.
How about some more germane details like what weapon did this vet use so effectively & the circumstances where he fired & hit his mark? Now that’s news we can all use.
every Vet returning from wars was tagged a mad dog killer. But the media seemed to have pounced on Vietnam Vets because it was a war they didn’t approve of and fought against.
I’ll never understand the motive of those who spit on vets returning from Vietnam. Most of us were drafted or joined with a low lottery number (mine was 8). “U.S.” was said to mean `unwilling soldier’.
Nowadays I’m grateful that the national mood changed for us and I love seeing our soldiers applauded in airports (saw it myself, they sent me to OEF at age 54, go figure). But we’ve been a volunteer force since 1974, doesn’t that mean we joined on our own just to become babykillers? /s
Your point well taken about the media & Vietnam. Guess Walter Cronkite & his pals expected us to desert & protest the Vietnam war if we were to `redeem’ ourselves (I rejoiced the day that b@stard finally croaked).
The Cronkites and Fondas caused more US deaths than the VC and NVA. They gave aid and comfort to the enemy and in a perfect world they would have been hanged as traitors.
Thanks for serving. God Bless you and your brothers.
Just taking out the trash.