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Decorated Soldier Reportedly Attacked At Concert.
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Posted on 09/22/2004 2:54:55 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh

Decorated Soldier Reportedly Attacked At Concert. Barton Cannot Return To Iraq Due To Injuries

POSTED: 5:54 pm EDT September 20, 2004 UPDATED: 10:15 am EDT September 21, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A local soldier back from the war in Iraq said he was beaten at an area concert because of what was printed on his T-shirt, NBC 4's Nancy Burton reported.

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Soldier Reportedly Attacked

Foster Barton, 19, of Grove City, received a Purple Heart for his military service in Iraq. He almost lost his leg last month after a Humvee he was riding in ran over a landmine.

Barton said he was injured again Friday night in a crowded parking lot as he was leaving the Toby Keith concert at Germain Amphitheatre. The solider was injured so badly that he can't go back to Iraq as scheduled.

"I don't remember getting hit at all, really," said Barton, a member of the 1st Calvary Division. "He hit me in the back of the head. I fell and hit the ground. I was knocked unconscious and he continued to punch and kick me on the ground."

Barton and his family said he was beat up because he was wearing an Iraqi freedom T-shirt.

"It's not our fault," Barton said. "I'm just doing a job."

According to a Columbus police report, six witnesses who didn't know Barton said the person who beat him up was screaming profanities and making crude remarks about U.S. soldiers, Burton reported.

One witness, a friend of the alleged attacker, said Barton hit first. Police said they do not think that witness is credible since the six other witnesses said Barton was hit from behind.

Barton's mother said she has a message for her son's alleged attacker, who police said ran into the crowd after the incident and was not arrested.

"He needs our prayers, just like the insurgents, because he's a coward," Cindy Barton said.

After a two-week leave, Barton was supposed to return to Iraq Tuesday. But his broken nose will delay his return.

Barton is waiting for doctors to tell him when he can return to active duty. He said wants to go back as soon as possible because his unit was just attacked. Eleven soldiers were wounded and two were killed, he said.


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1 posted on 09/22/2004 2:54:55 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh
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To: Spackidagoosh

Another Kerry supporter..


2 posted on 09/22/2004 2:56:57 PM PDT by cardinal4 (John Kerry- "A Hamster Tale..")
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To: Spackidagoosh

Another peaceful protestor.


3 posted on 09/22/2004 2:57:21 PM PDT by jtminton (<><)
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To: Spackidagoosh

US Soldier attacked by Pro-Kerry, Pro-Bin Ladin Thugs....


4 posted on 09/22/2004 2:57:41 PM PDT by FesterUSMC
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To: Spackidagoosh
seems like every time Kerry is a topic in the news some military person gets treated like this
5 posted on 09/22/2004 2:58:25 PM PDT by mammer
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To: Spackidagoosh
Wow. Wouldn't expect a spineless liberal to be at a TK concert.

If someone at FR knows how to get in touch with TK I am sure he would at the very least call the soldier. I was at a TK concert in Joisey of all places and he brought down the house. You probably could have heard the USA chants all the way in NYC.

6 posted on 09/22/2004 2:58:34 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Only Arnold would have the stones to say Nixon was the reason he was a Republican.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

good lord...

sometimes Central Ohio amazes me....


that attacker is lucky Toby Keith himself didnt hop down there and kick his @$$


7 posted on 09/22/2004 2:58:36 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Free Republic - Only as "free" as those that post on it want it to be!!!)
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To: Spackidagoosh

Kerry's supporters have taken to attacking war veterans returning home again.
Wonder if Kerry is having a flashback yet.


8 posted on 09/22/2004 2:58:42 PM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: Spackidagoosh
Did he spit on him too?

How about testify in front of congress that he was a war criminal?

9 posted on 09/22/2004 2:58:54 PM PDT by bikepacker67 (Sandy wasn't stuffing his socks, he was stuffing A sock.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

I think these guys are going to become unhinged after Nov 2.


10 posted on 09/22/2004 2:59:33 PM PDT by dc27
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To: Spackidagoosh
"He hit me in the back of the head."

Cheap shot bastard.

11 posted on 09/22/2004 2:59:45 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: Spackidagoosh
Send the soldier a letter of support
12 posted on 09/22/2004 2:59:58 PM PDT by boxerblues (www.ohbluestarmothers.org)
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To: Spackidagoosh

They're getting brave...last week they were attacking 3 year old girls.


13 posted on 09/22/2004 3:01:17 PM PDT by Grumpy Young Man
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To: Spackidagoosh
"He needs our prayers, just like the insurgents, because he's a coward," Cindy Barton said.

Great..."insurgent" has made it into the common lexicon. Point Reuters.

14 posted on 09/22/2004 3:02:03 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: FesterUSMC

Sounds all too much like Vietnam to me.


15 posted on 09/22/2004 3:03:32 PM PDT by ProudVet77 (Upcoming new holiday - Vietnam Veterans Reconciliation Day - Nov 2.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

Ohio, truly a Battleground State...


16 posted on 09/22/2004 3:04:47 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Spackidagoosh
According to a Columbus police report, six witnesses who didn't know Barton said the person who beat him up was screaming profanities and making crude remarks about U.S. soldiers...

This is the character of those who support Democrats. God help this nation should by some long shot Kerry should win. That would mean our very government would be led by those who would destroy this nation.

17 posted on 09/22/2004 3:05:10 PM PDT by Luke
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To: dc27

They may come unhinged but we'll be ready. They want a war in this country we'll give it to them.


18 posted on 09/22/2004 3:06:11 PM PDT by Indie (Ignorance of the truth is no excuse for stupidity.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

These lefty pukes are always hanging out in the parking areas handing out flyers and such touting their crap.


19 posted on 09/22/2004 3:06:14 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Kerry is a threat to national security)
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To: Spackidagoosh

That's pathetic. Just a few minutes from my house, and I live in Bush Country in N. West Columbus...
I'm sending him a card.


20 posted on 09/22/2004 3:06:30 PM PDT by phancypants
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To: Spackidagoosh
time to stretch a few necks
21 posted on 09/22/2004 3:06:46 PM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: randog
..."insurgent" has made it into the common lexicon. Point Reuters.

Like the Socialists have said for a long time: If you repeat a lie often often enough ...

22 posted on 09/22/2004 3:06:56 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("Never argue with a fool, some people won't be able to tell the difference" - M. Twain)
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To: ProudVet77

I remember a few experiences from back then. Made a few guys backoff without having to get nasty. But I was trying to keep a lid on it.
If I had to do it all over again, I would have taken a 38oz Louisville Slugger to them without a second thought. These pukes were around in the 60s/70s and they are still around. Time to terminate their breeding abilities.


23 posted on 09/22/2004 3:08:12 PM PDT by ProudVet77 (Upcoming new holiday - Vietnam Veterans Reconciliation Day - Nov 2.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

What was on his T-Shirt? The best Marine T-Shirt I've ever seen: "Pain is weakness leaving the body."


24 posted on 09/22/2004 3:09:08 PM PDT by DC Bound
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To: cardinal4
Another Kerry supporter..

Hmmm. An attack on an unarmed soldier from the back. Maybe it's Kerry himself going for another Silver Star.

25 posted on 09/22/2004 3:09:50 PM PDT by Gee Wally
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To: Spackidagoosh

"One witness, a friend of the alleged attacker, said Barton hit first. Police said they do not think that witness is credible since the six other witnesses said Barton was hit from behind."

Given this information it shouldn't be too difficult for the police to locate the attacker. Failure to divulge the assailant's name would warrant an obstruction of justice charge since there were so many witnesses to the event. I just hope the attacker is charged with a felony that is not allowed to be pled down to a misdemeanor.


26 posted on 09/22/2004 3:11:55 PM PDT by Poodlebrain
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To: Spackidagoosh

To truly and honestly express my reaction to this story, I would have to break both the rules of Free Republic and the laws of our country, because I would need to use an unnecessary amount of profanity, and I would be inciting others to commit criminal violence. Lots and lots of bloody, mean, cruel and ugly violence. So, I will just hold my tongue.


27 posted on 09/22/2004 3:14:06 PM PDT by Thrusher (The timing of this post is suspicious.)
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To: MikeinIraq
You got that right! Toby probably never thought it would be homegrown punk at his concert that gets...

"a boot in your a$$...it's the American way!"
28 posted on 09/22/2004 3:17:08 PM PDT by califamily4W (girlie - girls for W)
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To: califamily4W

Toby isnt exactly a small guy either...he would have trashed the hippie POS that was doing this...


29 posted on 09/22/2004 3:19:55 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Free Republic - Only as "free" as those that post on it want it to be!!!)
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To: Spackidagoosh
What's disgusting is Kerry divided this country over Vietnam and he is helping to divide this country over Iraq. Great Commander in Chief material.
30 posted on 09/22/2004 3:23:05 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: MikeinIraq

You got that right.


31 posted on 09/22/2004 3:24:10 PM PDT by Paul Ross (If a President of the U.S. ever lied to the American people he should resign-Bill Clinton, 1974)
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To: MikeinIraq

Damn right!


And Mike in Iraq, thank you.


32 posted on 09/22/2004 3:26:15 PM PDT by califamily4W (girlie - girls for W)
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To: Paul Ross

what is amazing is that this guy got out of that concert alive.

This isnt like most Northern states Ohio. Ohio has a pretty good redneck contingent that will kick your in the butt if you get out of line.

Ohio State fans are the same way sometimes....


33 posted on 09/22/2004 3:26:45 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Free Republic - Only as "free" as those that post on it want it to be!!!)
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To: califamily4W

you are welcome..

I work with some 1st CAV guys....


so not only is it in Columbus, where I live when not TDY, it is on a guy I may or may not have worked with before. Hits home a bit....


frikin hippies


34 posted on 09/22/2004 3:28:28 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Free Republic - Only as "free" as those that post on it want it to be!!!)
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To: FesterUSMC

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

"Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."

-- Winston Churchill


35 posted on 09/22/2004 3:29:58 PM PDT by Diogenes
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To: cardinal4

Another Painters Union thug.


36 posted on 09/22/2004 3:30:25 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: LtKerst
Another Painters Union thug.

Like the dude who was caught on camera pulling that womans hair at a Kerry rally and the guy who ripped the 3 year old's sign in WV. Thugs, all. And they want Kerry for your next CinC..

37 posted on 09/22/2004 3:35:22 PM PDT by cardinal4 (John Kerry- "A Hamster Tale..")
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To: counterpunch

You make a good point - could this be happening again -?

Are all the tricks used back then being used again? One has to wonder - and if it might be true - is this being investigated as a possible report by anyone? Would there be any way to find out how many times this has happened?

My thoughts go out to him and his family -


38 posted on 09/22/2004 3:37:13 PM PDT by Pastnowfuturealpha
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To: Spackidagoosh

Those who refuse to support and defend a state have no claim to protection by that state. Killing an anarchist or a pacifist should not be defined as "murder" in a legalistic sense. The offense against the state, if any, should be "Using a deadly weapon inside city limits," or "Creating a traffic hazard," or "Endangering bystanders," or other misdemeanor.

Robert Heinlein


39 posted on 09/22/2004 3:39:20 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rather calls Saddam "Mister President" and calls President Bush "bush")
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To: Spackidagoosh

The heart and soul of the left revealed.


40 posted on 09/22/2004 3:39:47 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: MikeinIraq

Send them to ground zero and then off to Iraq. I bet then they could sing "Angry American" with some new found passion.


41 posted on 09/22/2004 3:39:59 PM PDT by califamily4W (girlie - girls for W)
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To: Ron in Acreage
These lefty pukes are always hanging out in the parking areas handing out flyers and such touting their crap.

Yes...and often alongside multi-flowered, kandy-striped, orange & tangerine VW buses with Baby Moon hubs and genuine styrofoam dice dangling from the rearview mirror...

42 posted on 09/22/2004 3:40:09 PM PDT by O Neill (Swift Vote Republicans For Bush)
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To: DC Bound

670 grains of Dipolmacy

with a FR Marine behind the -109

Very kool T shirt


43 posted on 09/22/2004 3:42:04 PM PDT by ASOC (You only have the freedoms you are willing to fight for today.)
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To: califamily4W

some would...

but people like this are absolutely ball less....they would wet themselves on the way into baghdad and the combat landing


44 posted on 09/22/2004 3:43:09 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Free Republic - Only as "free" as those that post on it want it to be!!!)
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To: Spackidagoosh; Calpernia; xzins; SandRat; Cannoneer; Ragtime Cowgirl; stockpirate; Darksheare

bttt


45 posted on 09/22/2004 3:45:05 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

I am a Vietnam Veteran who has been treated like @#$% ever since I served. A life-long Democrat, I recently decided to support President George W. Bush for reelection. I am tired to the hostility toward veterans and the military by two-faced leftists. In the 70's they didn't even bother to pretend to support the troops--they just spit in our faces and called us baby killers. Now, they pretend to "support the troops but not what they do" while treating us even worse just in a more sneaky way. Kerry is nothing but a traitor to the US and I am going to see him defeated in Ohio if I have to personally knock on every door in this state.


46 posted on 09/22/2004 3:45:10 PM PDT by OH Swing Voter
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To: cardinal4
Another Painters Union thug. Like the dude who was caught on camera pulling that womans hair at a Kerry rally and the guy who ripped the 3 year old's sign in WV.

Actually I think the old dude that pulled the protestor red hair was a conservative at a conservative rally.

But you have it right about the union fellow that ripped the little 3 y/o girls sign.

47 posted on 09/22/2004 3:50:40 PM PDT by LowOiL (Christian and proud of it !)
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To: OH Swing Voter

Welcome to FR OHswing. You have come to the right site for information not available on the networks.


48 posted on 09/22/2004 3:52:34 PM PDT by LowOiL (Christian and proud of it !)
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To: LowOiL

I stand corrected..


49 posted on 09/22/2004 4:09:13 PM PDT by cardinal4 (John Kerry- "A Hamster Tale..")
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To: LowOiL

Thank you for the welcome. I am glad to have come over from the dark side. I will not be voting Democrat any more.


50 posted on 09/22/2004 4:09:39 PM PDT by OH Swing Voter
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