Here are the drunken details of what supposedly happened during the rumble in the Dongducheon ville three months ago that led to multiple 2nd Infantry Division soldiers being stabbed by a Korean national:
A U.S. soldier and a Korean bar owner were in court Friday for their roles in a March 16 brawl outside a Dongducheon nightclub, a melee in which three soldiers were stabbed.
During Friday’s proceedings in Uijeongbu District Court, wildly different versions of exactly what happened during the 6 a.m. fight — which pitted a half-dozen U.S. soldiers against the bar owner, another U.S. soldier and the soldier’s wife — in The Ville outside Camp Casey.
Club owner Lee Chang-hon, and Spc. Paul Noel are facing trial for “violating the act on the punishment of violence” for their parts in the brawl. Lee allegedly stabbed the three soldiers, and Noel was allegedly the most aggressive member of the group of soldiers during the incident.
According to police, everyone involved had been drinking before the fight broke out.
Abby Yu, the Philippine wife of U.S. Staff Sgt. Min Yu, told the court that she was walking with Lee on her way to join her husband at their car when one of the soldiers grabbed her shoulder and twice told her she was “pretty.”
Saying she was scared by the soldier’s aggressive actions, Yu said she told the soldier that Lee was the nightclub’s owner, and tried to direct the group to a nearby bar where they could find attractive Filipinas. Almost immediately, she said, a fight broke out between Lee and the soldiers, and her husband brought a knife and aluminum baseball bat from their car and joined the fray, handing the bat to her.
Abby Yu said she found herself in a “life-or-death situation.”
“They attacked,” she said. “They were coming to hurt us. Even if we try not to fight or we fight back … we’re going to get hurt.”
Spc. James Robert Lassack, who was with Noel’s group, countered that the trouble began when Abby Yu fell and was helped up by the soldiers.
“She even said ‘thank you,’ ” he said. “There was no way to misinterpret helping a woman up.” [Stars & Stripes]
You can read the rest at the link, but obviously someone is lying or was to drunk to remember the details of what happened. Regardless if the situation was reversed and a US soldiers stabbed multiple Korean nationals does anyone think they would not be tried for attempted murder? Just ask John Humphrey.