Saturday, June 25, 2016

OEF OIF Veteran Survived Combat, Killed in Hometown

Purple Heart veteran survives two tours in Middle East, murdered in hometown
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Lauren Bale Reporter
Friday, June 24th 2016

A man served two tours in the Middle East only to be shot and killed back in his hometown. (Source: Family)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF)
A man served two tours in the Middle East only to be shot and killed back in his hometown.

Friday family members remembered Josh McLemore, a decorated war veteran killed after a dispute in Decatur.

Police arrested Scott Dutton and charged him with murder. Investigators said Dutton punched McLemore in the face and fired one round at the victim's feet before firing a fatal shot into his abdomen.

Josh was a decorated war veteran. He served a tour in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"They hit an IED in Iraq,” his mother Janice McLemore said. “And he had some shrapnel go through his head."

Despite his injuries, Josh pulled his fellow soldiers to safety.
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