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Don't mess with a retired Marine!


Regular Member
Feb 16, 2010
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
A Retired Marine and former Pan Am/Delta Pilot John Lovell is Top Gun at
Subway sandwich shop!

Plantation, Florida: Last week police were called to investigate an
attempted armed robbery: The 71-year-old retired Marine who opened fire
two robbers at a Plantation, Florida, Subway shop late Wednesday,
one and critically wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a
helicopter pilot for two presidents. He doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke,
he works out every day. Mr. Lovell was a man of action Wednesday night.

According to Plantation police, two masked gunmen came into the Subway
1949 N. Pine Rd. just after 11 p.m. There was a lone diner, Mr. Lovell,
was finishing his meal. After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted
shove Mr. Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as well. They got his
but then Mr. Lovell pulled his handgun and opened fire. He shot one of
thieves in the head and chest and the other in the head.

When police arrived, they found one of the men in the shop, K-9 Units
the other in the bushes of a nearby business. They also found cash
around the front of the sandwich shop according to Detective Robert
of the Plantation Police Department.

Both men were taken to the Broward General Medical Center, where one,
Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale died. The other, 21-year-old
Frederick Gadson of Fort Lauderdale is in critical but stable condition.

Mr. Lovell was a pilot in the Marine Corps, flying former Presidents
John F.
Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and
Delta Airlines.

He is not expected to be charged authorities said. ''He was in fear for
life,'' Detective Rettig said, "These criminals ought to realize that
men in their 70's have military backgrounds and aren't intimidated by

Something tells me this old Marine wasn't 'in fear for his life', even
though his life was definitely at risk. The only thing he could be
with is participating in an unfair fight. (One 71- year young Marine
two punks. Two head shots and one center body mass shot.)

Outstanding shooting! That'll teach them not to get between a Marine and

Florida law allows eligible citizens to carry a concealed weapon.

Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?

If it weren't for the United States military,

there'd be NO United States of America.


Campaign Veteran
Apr 22, 2009
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Now I am cheered up after the election let down today. This is one Hard core Muther Fracker !!!
Ye tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil...for I am the BIGGEST BADDEST MUTHER in the valley.

I found a video of our Hero flying Marine one , landing the president ( Kennedy ) at an old AFB.

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