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Not Recovering

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Amityville, New York was the scene for a 70’s movie called Amityville Horror, but 2020 reminded residents that horror can strike at any time. Vietnam vet Dwight Powers would be the focus of this true story, and he wouldn’t live to tell it. Assaulted in his very home by a crazed and ruthless man, he learned the hard way that safety and peace are only ever temporary.

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Amityville, New York was the scene for a 70’s movie called Amityville Horror, but 2020 reminded residents that horror can strike at any time. Vietnam vet Dwight Powers would be the focus of this true story, and he wouldn’t live to tell it. Assaulted in his very home by a crazed and ruthless man, he learned the hard way that safety and peace are only ever temporary.

Amityville, a small town in New York, gained notoriety as the backdrop for the chilling 1970s horror film "The Amityville Horror," which was inspired by purportedly true and supernatural events. However, the year 2020 brought with it a stark reminder to the residents of Amityville that real-life horrors can occur without warning. In this true and tragic tale, the central figure was Dwight Powers, a Vietnam War veteran who had settled into what he believed to be the safety of his own home.


Tragically, Dwight Powers would become the victim of a brutal and senseless act of violence within the walls that were meant to offer him sanctuary. He was assaulted by an individual whose actions were both savage and merciless, a man who had seemingly lost all semblance of humanity. This heinous crime underscored a grim reality: the sense of security and tranquility that one may feel in their personal space is fragile and can be shattered in an instant.


The attack on Dwight Powers was not only a personal tragedy but also a jarring event for the community, which had to confront the fact that the horrors depicted in movies can sometimes pale in comparison to the atrocities committed in real life. It was a sobering reminder that the horrors we often associate with fiction can, and do, manifest in the most unexpected and devastating ways.