MacDill AFB Soldier Nearly Beaten to Death

MacDill AFB Soldier Nearly Beaten to Death

Recently, a newly-stationed MacDill Air Force Base soldier was badly beaten and robbed. Self Defense Company Instructor Darren Poesel teaches in the area and he wrote Damian Ross this message:


This poor victim works on the same floor that I do at MacDill AFB here in Tampa. Unfortunately, he is a new kid in town and I have yet to meet him. Once he gets out of the hospital, I am going to sit down with him and offer to train him in the SDTS Combatives
Program for free.

Ironically, I go over this same scenario in my intro class and will be presenting it at the seminar.

The link to the news story is here:

          U.S. Army soldier brutally beaten in South Tampa

Darren C. Poesel
Chief Instructor
Tampa Bay Self-Defense Company LLC.

Here is an excerpt from the original article by Tampa Bay 10 News:

Tampa, Florida — Police want your help finding four men who teamed up to beat a young U.S. Army soldier in a South Tampa street.

It was an awful welcome to Tampa Bay for a young soldier. Police say the victim of a violent beating caught on camera is 24 years old and has lived in Tampa for less than a month.

He’s a U.S. Army soldier assigned to MacDill Air Force Base and lives not far from the base at Dale Mabry Hwy. and Interbay Blvd.

Police say Sunday morning, at around 3 a.m., the soldier’s car broke down a few miles from home along Westshore Blvd.

The attack came when he was walking home and using Iowa St. to get from Westshore to Dale Mabry. At the intersection of Iowa and Renellie Dr., the man came into the view of a neighbor’s motion-activated security camera.

A group of three young men is seen walking ahead of the soldier. Police say one of the men in the group doubled back and asked to soldier to borrow a dollar. When the soldier reached for his wallet, the first punch flew.

The first, tremendous sucker punch laid the victim onto the ground. The other two men joined in, punching and kicking the soldier.

A fourth man comes sprinting into view from the left edge of the video. The new attacker — a man the soldier said he had walked past earlier — joined in the beating.

The story goes on from there, but you get the idea.

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