An Army civilian who fought off home invaders with a kitchen knife during an attempted robbery in Landstuhl, Germany, says he was fighting for his life and his family’s lives.  COURTESY OF THE GERMAN POLICE
An Army civilian who fought off home invaders with a kitchen knife during an attempted robbery in Landstuhl, Germany, says he was fighting for his life and his family’s lives. COURTESY OF THE GERMAN POLICE

Army civilian in Landstuhl says he 'fought like hell' during home invasion that left one intruder dead

Stars and Stripes

The 41-year-old former Air Force major was reading a Sunday night bedtime story to his 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter when the doorbell rang.

Nighttime visitors were unheard of for the American family, who moved from Albuquerque, N.M., to Landstuhl, Germany, only four months ago and were still getting to know people. It was dark downstairs and he couldn’t see who was at the door, but he heard a muffled voice.

“Stupidly, I opened the door,” said the American, who contacted Stars and Stripes to describe his version of events and asked not to be identified by name for safety reasons. “They all rushed me.”

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