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Army Veteran's Role in Oregon Shooting

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October 2, 2015
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Army vet charged Oregon College gunman

Chris Mintz

Chris Mintz, a 10 year Army veteran, was shot 5-7 times as he charged the Gunman during the shooting at Umpqua Community College. From NBC News:An Army veteran was shot seven times while trying to save other students during the deadly Oregon community college rampage, according to his aunt.Chris Mintz "tried to protect some people," his aunt Sheila Brown told NBC News in a telephone interview. "We were told he did heroic things to protect some people."She said that Mintz was shot seven times and had been in surgery since the shooting that left 10 dead, including the gunman.Originally from Randleman, North Carolina, Mintz served about 10 years in the Army. He had just started college, Brown said. He was shot in the back, abdomen and hands, and had two broken legs, she added.


"We're not sure how his legs got broken," she said. "He was on the wrestling team and and he's done cage-fighting so it does not surprise me that he would act heroically.""It was a great, great shock ... We've all been sitting on pins and needles and praying very hard," Brown said, adding Mintz was "an extremely good guy."See the full NBC News Story.

Video from the Daily Beast.We hope for a quick recovery for this brave Soldier. He has shown the world what it is to be a veteran, and never forget our Oath.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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