The Hero of the Oregon Shooting: The Unarmed Vet Who CHARGED STRAIGHT AT THE KILLER

The Hero of the Oregon Shooting: The Unarmed Vet Who CHARGED STRAIGHT AT THE KILLER

Whenever there is a violent crime, it seems that the murderer is always the person who becomes famous. For once, we should remember the heroes — like the Army vet who charged right at the killer during the Oregon shooting.

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orget the 26-year-old zero who murdered 10 innocents at Umpqua Community College on Thursday morning.

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The one to remember is 30-year-old Chris Mintz, the student and Army vet who was shot at least five times while charging straight at the gunman in an effort to save others.

Mintz did so on the sixth birthday of his son, Tyrik.

“It’s my son’s birthday, it’s my son’s birthday,” he was heard saying as he lay wounded.

… Mintz did not forget his former comrades in the Army. He marked the seventh anniversary of the death of Army Capt. Richard Gordon Jr. in Afghanistan by posting a photo and a bio of the fallen officer on Facebook.

“‘To the limit.’ Sir, you are not forgotten,” Mintz wrote in the Sept. 28 post.

On Thursday, Mintz began the day with a post that marked the happiest of anniversaries.

“Happy birthday, Tyrik,” he wrote.

Mintz then headed to UCC and his first week of classes. He did just what his cousin would have expected him to do when the gunman began firing.

The other students present in those horrific moments included a woman who is a nurse. She began administering CPR in a desperate attempt to save one of the mortally wounded. She then held Mintz’s hand and prayed with him while he said again and again that it was his son’s birthday.

It takes extraordinary courage to face down a gunman when you’re unarmed, and that’s exactly what this incredible man did. Thank God he’s expected to recover.

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