2 years later: still an unsolved murder

Dayton Daily News cutting about SGM Woodall Murder

Gone, but never forgotten. SGM Woodall, US Army Special Forces

On the wall, in front of my desk- I have a lot of things taped up. A full page ad remembering David Ogilvy, a full page ad recognizing Lee Clow for getting into the Advertising Hall of Fame, Kurt Vonnegut’s eight rules for writing fiction, Seth Godin’s “Where ideas come from” and some of my ads- that may or may not have been produced.

Then there is the front page of the Wednesday, July 29, 2009, Dayton Daily News- “Veteran of 3 wars, 85, dies in home invasion.”

It’s been a year (2 years). The killer of Sgt. Maj. North E. Woodall is still missing.

via 1 year later: still an unsolved murder.

It still bothers me. SGM Woodall served in WW II, Korea and Vietnam- in my former unit, Special Forces. Two Silver Stars. Shot dead by some punk- like the following guy:

Especially today- while a bunch of “ministers” scream about the “killing of Kylan English” and people accuse the police of tasering the statutory rapist (English was 20- the girl whose apartment he was trying to kick in the door of, was 16) and ignore the video evidence of English saying “Do you believe you go to heaven if you kill yourself?” Where were those ministers for SGM Woodall?

We have a genuine American hero- whose murder is still unsolved- yet, a whole ruckus going on about a punk kid who did a hands-tied-behind-the-back swan dive to meet his maker at the bottom of a bridge?

Something is screwed up in the African American Community in Dayton, Ohio.

Bishop Richard E. Cox, head of the Dayton chapter of the SCLC, said he did not believe the coroner’s determination that the death was the result of suicide….

The Rev. Jerome McCorry, head of the faith-based Adam Project that works with ex-convicts, joined Cox in denouncing police and the coroner’s report following the news conference.

Cox and McCorry called for police Chief Richard Biehl’s resignation.

via Suicide ruling based on reports and video.

Where are Cox and McCorry when it comes to SGM North Woodall? Silent.

Now, it turns out that a pedestrian not only saw English do exactly what the evidence said- he posted it to his Facebook account. Which was seen by friends and family- who didn’t report it immediately to the police.

The investigation into the possible wrongdoing of the punk is now closed.

I call for the resignation of Bishop Cox and the Reverend McCorry. There should be an investigation into what they knew, while pushing their hateful agenda against our police department.

The Dayton Daily News has actually done a pretty good job of reporting this dog and pony show. Making the video available to the public is what the paper should be doing (that it’s in Flash- instead of an HTML5 compliant format will be overlooked).  However, it still bugs me that Kylen English got more press than and attention than SGM Woodall- and that’s a crime.

Now that we’re done glorifying a suicidal punk- let’s get serious about finding a decorated war hero’s killer.

Until the killer is found, and brought to justice, I’ll still have the article, with the SGM’s scowl- looking over my monitor. I’ve not forgotten you, Top. We’ll get the bastards.

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