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Iraq war vet badly beaten in Virginia Beach over July Fourth weekend

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Sean Dutrow has 17 stitches in his wounded forehead and an orbital fracture behind a bruised eye.

The Iraq war veteran was on a family vacation with his wife and 5-month-old daughter at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

“It was just supposed to be a fun time with family and friends," Dutrow told NewsChannel 3. "It was Sophie’s first time at the beach,”

That fun time turned violent during the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Dutrow was leaving a beach side bar on Pacific Avenue with a buddy, also a veteran.

Beach police say Dutrow got into an argument with two teens.

That argument quickly escalated and police say the two teens attacked Dutrow.

His wife Kasey got the call that her husband was badly hurt and in the hospital.

Police arrested the teens and charged them with malicious assault and curfew violation.

Investigators have not revealed a motive for the attack, but they do say alcohol appears to be a contributing factor.

Read more on NewsChannel 3.



  • mbaker9105

    Not sure what being a Vet has to do with the story, many of us are, doesn’t mean everything that happens in your life has to be tied to that…..alcohol…..what a surprise….sounds like they were all drinking, words exchanged, fists were thrown, and someone came out on the losing end. Not that long ago it was called “getting in a fight”, but it was usually ended before any serious injury.

      • bnthr

        dont know about you but when I had a 5 month old, I didnt want to be in the streets at a bar or any place else besides with me wife and new baby. After all what can possibly go wrong at 2am while consuming alcohol?

  • Yolanda

    The real question should be, Why were two juveniles out at 230am hanging around a bar ? This guy was on vacation. Two on one, really a fair fight. Virginia Beach isn’t for lovers, it’s for losers!

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