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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Soldier Attacked Outside Military Base in Washington State

As hear on KTTH AM radio, Sytman and Boze morning show, Pierce County Sheriff's Department and local Tacoma area law enforcement officers are looking several individuals who "allegedly" attacked a National Guardsmen in uniform as he was walking into a convenience store.

Sytman and Boze said that a sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside him and someone asked if he was in the military and if he had been in any action. Apparently the Guardsman indicated that he had.

The individuals exited their vehicle brandishing a weapon and proceeded to beat the guardsman.
As they left the scene, the attackers called the guardsman "a baby killer."

The driver as described as a white man, 25-30 years old, with short blond hair, wearing a black T-shirt and jeans. The passengers were white males about the same age with red baseball hats and red sweatshirts during the attack. Apparently a $1,000 reward is being offered.

Also reporting the story, Tacoma News Tribune: Guardsman attacked, beaten in Parkland.
Investigators suspect the man was attacked because of his uniform. "The indication is it’s because he was a soldier," sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

"There are some specific questions (the attackers asked) that were military related and what his involvement in the war was."

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to arrests and charges filed in an attack against a uniformed National Guard soldier in Parkland. Callers remain anonymous. Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

Are our Pacific Northwest peace activists and left wingers changing tactics, or, were there other reasons for the attack?

Stand by for more information.


Rosemary said...

I just left a note with Froggy over at Blackfive's site. I am very angry about this. I encourage everyone to realize that these are NOT peaceful, spoiled brats that are protesting. We MUST just the frey so that what happened during VietNam does NOT happen again. God forbid it.

Anonymous said...

This represents a pitiful state of affairs in this country. As a soldier and Iraq veteran I am sickened to read this. We put our lives on the line to defend this country and this is what we get .