The original link to the Dayton Daily News story is a 404 error now.
It happened in 2009. Here we are in 2018, and no one has been brought to justice in Dayton Ohio for this unspeakable crime.
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) North E. Woodall was found bloodied and unconscious by a neighbor about 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, at 1028 Walton Ave. after an apparent home invasion, police said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The front door to the home was kicked in, and Woodall was found on the floor near the door, Lt. Brian Johns said….
Woodall served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam before retiring as an E-9 sergeant major, U.S. Army Special Forces , also known as a Green Beret.
The recipient of two Silver Stars
Source: Unforgiveable – Esrati
Lt. Johns is now Maj Johns, and in charge of the detective division.
Sgt. Maj Woodall is still dead, and his murderer is still unknown, running the streets.
This should bother you. It still bothers me.
What bothers me most, is I swear to write this post every year, on the anniversary of his death. I don’t put it on my calendar, I don’t write the post in advance, I have to think about it. Remind myself. The article, with his picture still is above my desk, slightly behind my monitor- yellowing. I thought about it a few days ago, but didn’t immediately sit down to write. For that, Sgt. Maj. I’m sorry.
Every year I hope I would have been writing a different story. One of some jailhouse confession, or someone ratting the punk out that stole this hero from us. Instead, I’m just reminded that sometimes the world just stinks.
To the murderer who did this- I hope someone returns the favor to you- killing your father, or your kid, and gets away with it… because, you don’t deserve to be loved, not after what you did.
There is still a reward offered for tips leading to the solving of this crime.
Hopefully, this is the last time I have to write one of these. But, I made a promise, until this case is solved, I’m never going to forget you Top.