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Meet The Army Veteran That Was Shot Several Times Saving Others In The Oregon School Shooting

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Yesterday’s massacre at Umpqua Community College was another act of senseless violence and I’m not going to give the coward that murdered nine of his peers any more recognition than he’s already received. He shall remain nameless. Instead, we’re bringing attention to a guy who swiftly and selflessly acted to protect his fellow classmates, took multiple gunshot wounds for his efforts, but walked away with his life and saved countless others.

Meet Chris Mintz, a 30-year-old Army veteran who blocked the door and held off the gunman allowing several people to escape before being peppered multiple times in the back, stomach, hands and legs.

Even in moments of tragedy, there always seems to be someone who heroically steps up and answers the call to duty. Here, Mintz was able to react fast, despite having to drag his balls of steel along the ground, and prevented further bloodshed.

Here’s to you, Chris Mintz. You’re a damn fine American.

[via My Fox 8]

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer, Podcast Host, and Video Guy for Grandex Media. He's Delco trash to the core and a UCF cinema studies graduate because he never got around to applying to an actual film school. Dan is a gambling man, crypto investor, and procrastinator. He enjoys long walks to the water fountain between bench press sets and is not a fan of the homeless, the elderly, or the Phoenix Airport. Email tips to

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