hours: A few of the other men grabbed Steward, several bystanders reported, forced her into a car and drove toward their military base shouting racist slurs, according to Rabble. When the two saw each other again, hours later, they were both covered in bruises and blood. At 200 South, one soldier pushed Thurman down and started beating his head against the concrete without provocation, witnesses later told officers. No one was charged. And only one book, written decades later, describes it. Police had showed up hours after the attack and never identified the soldiers, who were serving at Fort Douglas during World War April 1918 attack was mentioned only briefly, days later, in one newspaper, the Salt Lake Telegram. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.