Not as lean, not as mean, but even at 83, a U.S. Marine can kickass a teen

An 83-year-old United States Marine fought off a 19-year old teenager who allegedly broke into his Yarmouth, MA home.

19 year old suspect

WBZ-TV According to police, 19-year-old Alan Menchin of South Dennis allegedly broke into the man’s South Street home and attacked him with a glass candlestick as he sat in the living room watching TV.

The unidentified victim’s wife ran downstairs when she heard the commotion and immediately called police. But before police could arrive, the retired U.S. marine and WWII veteran fought back against the teen, and drove him out of the house. “It was quite a fight,” said Yarmouth Police Lt. Steven Xiarhos. “There was blood splattered throughout the house, broken glass basically signs of a violent attack.”

Police said they later found Menchin about a quarter mile from the marine’s home. He was soaking wet and had blood stains all over his t-shirt.

The 83-year-old man was treated at his house for cuts to his head and face. He was later taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis for an evaluation. “That marine didn’t cooperate,” said Xiarhos. “He fought back, which helped save his own life and his wife’s life… Don’t mess with marines and people who can defend themselves.” Menchin faces several charges including home invasion and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. H/T TOM


A U.S. Marine squad was marching north of Fallujah when they came upon an Iraqi terrorist who was badly injured and unconscious. On the opposite side of the road was an American Marine in a similar but less serious state.

The Marine was conscious and alert and as first aid was given to both men, the squad leader asked the injured Marine what had happened.  The Marine reported, “I was heavily armed and moving north along the highway here, and coming south was a heavily armed insurgent. We saw each other and both took cover in the ditches along the road. I yelled to him that Saddam Hussein was a miserable, lowlife scum bag who got what he deserved. And he yelled back that Barack Obama is a lying, good-for-nothing, left wing Commie who isn’t even an American.  So I said that Osama Bin Laden dresses and acts like a frigid, mean-spirited lesbian! He retaliated by yelling, “Oh yeah? Well, so does Nancy Pelosi!”

“And, there we were, in the middle of the road, shaking hands, when a truck hit us.” H/T Frankie