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Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 10, 2018 09:00PM
[www.washingtonpost.com]

"A Virginia man, who was playing a Medieval knight during a reenactment performance, impaled and killed himself with his seven-foot-long lance.

Peter Barclay of Woodbridge, Va., a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died after he was impaled with his lance in a timed competition Saturday in Williamstown, Ky. Barclay was a longtime and active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, according to the group’s president John Fulton.

Fulton said the 52-year-old was competing in an equestrian game at the Kentucky event inside a large pavilion while spectators watched. In the game, riders had to pick up their lance from a hay bale and then ride, using it to pick up a paper plate.

Barclay, who performed under the name “Master Terafan Greydragon,” had the lance in hand, picked the paper plate off the ground and was finishing the course when the accident happened.

“Something happened with that spear,” Fulton said Wednesday, “and he lost control of it or it turned, hit the ground, and as his horse was moving, the tip of it went into him.” A lance weighs roughly two- to three-pounds and has a metal tip on the end.

Fulton said the lance’s tip went into Barclay’s abdomen.

“He got off the horse, took some steps and people noticed he was bleeding,” Fulton said. Barclay then collapsed and was air lifted from the event to a hospital but died en route, according to Fulton."



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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 10, 2018 09:51PM
Tragic.



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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 10, 2018 10:50PM
yikes!
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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 10, 2018 10:56PM
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Racer X
yikes!

I see your yikes, and raise you and "oh, $#!^".
That could be used as the dictionary definition of "bad day". sad smiley



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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 11, 2018 12:24AM
nope, THIS is a bad day

Fallujah, Iraq

During a special operative mission, Redman was struck by machine gun fire. It first hit him in the left elbow, then in the right side of his face, entering his jaw and exiting through his nose.[2][8] At the time he was acting as the Assault Force Commander. Their mission was to capture a "high-value Al-Qaeda operative."[9] In all, Redman was shot seven times to the face and arms.[10]
Recovery

LT Redman arrived at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on September 16, 2007.[10] As of 2012, he had to undergo 37 surgeries,[8] and required 1,200 stitches, 200 staples, 15 skin grafts, and one tracheotomy.[10] Redman lost his sense of smell and has a limited range of motion in his left arm.[8]

While Redman was recovering, he hung up a sign on his hospital door. He said, "the sign came about because a few people came into my room with sorrow for the wounds I received and I pledged shortly after I was wounded not to feel sorry for myself, so I wasn't going to allow anyone else to feel sorry for me."[3] The bright orange sign read:

Attention to all who enter here. If you are coming into this room with sorrow or to feel sorry for my wounds, go elsewhere. The wounds I received I got in a job I love, doing it for people I love, supporting the freedom of a country I deeply love. I am incredibly tough and will make a full recovery. What is full? That is the absolute utmost physically my body has the ability to recover. Then I will push that about 20 percent further through sheer mental tenacity. This room you are about to enter is a room of fun, optimism, and intense rapid regrowth. If you are not prepared for that, go elsewhere.[10]

It was signed, "The Management."[3] The sign attracted then-President George W. Bush, and Redman had the chance to meet him in the Oval Office.[10][11] The sign hangs at the wounded ward of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.[3]

patriot smiley

I met him in the summer of 2017. It redefined my outlook on a less than stellar day.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/2018 12:24AM by Racer X.
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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: October 11, 2018 07:42AM
So no mention of Carolina Reaper Vaping Loon in the bad day list?
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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: Billybob
Date: October 11, 2018 09:43AM
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Racer X
nope, THIS is a bad day

Fallujah, Iraq

During a special operative mission, Redman was struck by machine gun fire.....

Nope, I disagree.

Redman lived. Losing one's life trumps most injuries from which one survives.

Both had bad days, but Barclay's was clearly worst.
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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 11, 2018 10:49AM
Utmost respect to Redman... but I'm gonna side with Billybob on this one...

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Racer X
nope, THIS is a bad day

Fallujah, Iraq

During a special operative mission, Redman was struck by machine gun fire.....

Nope, I disagree.

Redman lived. Losing one's life trumps most injuries from which one survives.

Both had bad days, but Barclay's was clearly worst.



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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 11, 2018 01:24PM
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Paul F.
Utmost respect to Redman... but I'm gonna side with Billybob on this one...

agree smiley
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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 11, 2018 11:34PM
dyings easy. fighting for your life and winning is harder.
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Re: Medieval reenactor dies after 7-foot-long lance spears his abdomen
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 12, 2018 02:39PM
....ugh, can't stomach this....



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