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Soldier From Corona Fights For Life After Being Attacked By 6 Men In Tacoma
CBSLA.com) ^ | May 30, 2014 9:19 PM | Crystal Cruz

Posted on 05/31/2014 12:53:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A soldier from Corona is fighting for his life following an attack by six men outside a bar in Tacoma, Washington.

Korry McClanahan, 25, is in ICU at the Madigan Army Medical Center and unresponsive, says his family. He’s not speaking or moving.

His mother is even unsure if he knows she is there.

Last Friday, McClanahan and another soldier went to the Steel Creek American Whiskey Company in downtown Tacoma to shoot some pool.

Around midnight, the two men went outside to smoke

... McClanahan was punched twice, fell to the ground and hit his head. He spent more than 17 hours in surgery to stem a brain injury.

Crystal Cruz, reporting for CBS2, spoke to McClanahan’s distraught grandparents.

“He’s just an all-American boy, what can I say,” said his grandfather, Jim Wilson.

Over Memorial Day weekend, McClanahan’s grandparents, who helped raise him in Corona, got a phone call saying something bad happened to their grandson.

“I can’t imagine how they can beat him up like they did an just go and leave him for dead,” said Carolyn Wilson, his grandmother.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: US: California; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: crime; mcclanahan; washington

1 posted on 05/31/2014 12:53:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Just a guess, here. Sons of Obama?


2 posted on 05/31/2014 12:55:21 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Bilingual Sons of Obama?


3 posted on 05/31/2014 12:57:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Sons of Putin.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 12:57:46 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Lots of Russian thugs in the NW. Many are overstaying visa and are part of Russian mafia.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 12:58:19 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Nope, Russians.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 12:58:37 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: BenLurkin

Supposedly they were a gang of Russians.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2643700/Texan-soldier-never-attacked-outside-bar-six-Russians-spoiling-fight.html


7 posted on 05/31/2014 12:59:16 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: BenLurkin

Russians? In Tacoma WA?


8 posted on 05/31/2014 1:00:16 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.pe.com/articles/mcclanahan-695482-korry-marlow.html

Breathing on his own and responding to commands.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 1:01:44 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

Excellent news!


12 posted on 05/31/2014 1:04:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: machogirl

“Breathing on his own and responding to commands”

Good. Command him to get revenge.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 1:09:47 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: machogirl

Time for a squad of his buddies to get in their with a few SAWs.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 1:14:05 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Stillwaters
Last Friday, McClanahan and another soldier went to the Steel Creek American Whiskey Company in downtown Tacoma to shoot some pool.

The perps were a gang of Russian thugs.

15 posted on 05/31/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: lonevoice
The perps were a gang of Russian thugs.

Drop them across the border in Mexico...with guns.

16 posted on 05/31/2014 1:23:07 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: BenLurkin
Just east of Seattle, we have a large expatriate Russian community.

Mostly from Ukraine and Moldova and Romania.

I've never heard about any serious cross cultural violence before.

But a lot of the young Russian guys often look and act tough, and a Russian I used to work with said that many of them join boxing and wrestling clubs and hang out in groups.

17 posted on 05/31/2014 1:43:36 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Mouton

Time for a squad of his buddies to get in their with a few SAWs.


Had a similar issue in Key West with cubans back in the early seventies.

“Dungaree Liberty” resulted in about 400 sailors walking into town in work uniforms and breaking or beating anything in sight.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 2:04:53 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: PapaNew

Lots of Russians everywhere. A report of Ukranians at
Hauser Lake, Idaho last weekend. Others in Kentucky.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

My son who manges a service center says all the folks, white, Hispanic, black Asian, are good folks, polite and friendly, but he hates the Russsins, Ukranians etc., who are rude and basic A holes.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 2:13:13 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Oldexpat
Lots of Russian thugs in the NW. Many are overstaying visa and are part of Russian mafia.

Not sure about that but I suspect Albanians......maybe they're Russian thugs, I don't know.

But this isn't the first account of Albanians being involved in murders in California

21 posted on 05/31/2014 2:18:12 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: maine yankee
“Dungaree Liberty” resulted in about 400 sailors walking into town in work uniforms and breaking or beating anything in sight.

Tried as I might, I couldn't find any such actual events happening.

There's lots of internet rumors of such events happening but I'll be darned if I could substantiate any of them........

Can ya help us out here?

22 posted on 05/31/2014 2:23:43 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: BenLurkin

It is. A long road ahead for him.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 2:26:04 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: lowbridge

I hope they find these cretins.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 2:26:43 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Mouton

I have no doubt some are looking.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 2:27:35 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Doesn’t matter. Thugs. Could not care less the color of their skin. They are scum and animals, and they should be treated as such. Namely hunted and put down like any other rabid animal.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 2:28:24 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: BenLurkin

While still a little fresh from training, I saw a few former enlisted Russian soldiers in a repair garage (easy for us to tell sometimes). At least some of the enlisted type Russians still hate American soldiers. There was propaganda around them in the past, I reckon. At least some of the former Russian officers, not so much. They acted almost friendly. Yeah, there are gangs. And they’ve been a problem in several countries.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 3:11:54 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hope there is video.

And the soldiers friends get leave this weekend.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 3:14:01 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: maine yankee

WTG


29 posted on 05/31/2014 3:50:07 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: BenLurkin

I must be a rare breed. When I was in the Army I did not go to bars off base. I hardly never went to the enlisted men’s clubs or even the NCO clubs on base. I was not a drinker and thus did not hang out at the clubs or bars. I would be one of the few in the barracks on weekends while all the other guys were hitting the bars and clubs. I can remember many time on weekends being almost the only one in the barracks because I did not go clubbing or bar hopping. When I made sergeant, I often had to pull nightly duty or weekend duty at the company orderly room. They called it CQ or charge of quarters. I cannot count the times I had to deal with the drunks when they came into the barracks after a night of boozing. I was glad I was not a drinker.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 3:55:59 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: BenLurkin

This story reminds me a bit of the older veteran (WWII? Korea?) who went to the VFW in Seattle or maybe it was Portland and got beat up, indeed, the old timer got killed.

Sad.


31 posted on 05/31/2014 3:56:55 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BenLurkin

PROP 901 claims another victim. All of those who voted for it wanted this man to get beat up or killed because he is a smoker. You can not convince me otherwise.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 4:03:02 PM PDT by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: RetiredArmy

>CQ< what a thankless job!


33 posted on 05/31/2014 10:20:26 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Hot Tabasco

The Zoot Suit riot really happened in LA during WWII. I believe it was the sailors vs. the Chicanos and got pretty bloody.


34 posted on 05/31/2014 11:04:10 PM PDT by j. earl carter
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