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Marine Veteran Steals Truck To Save People During Vegas Massacre

As chaos rained down in Las Vegas on Sunday night, fear understandably became the overwhelming emotion of those in the line of fire. By all accounts, it took some time for those in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival to process what was going on. Once it became apparent, it was impossible to feel anything less than terror. That feeling has gripped many that were nowhere near the site as well, so we can only imagine what it must have been like to live through it.

As often happens in the wake of tragic events, some amazing stories have started to emerge of those that did what they could to prevent things from becoming even worse. As the Huffington Post shares, one of them comes courtesy of the heroic actions of 29-year-old Taylor Winston, a former Marine that leapt into action with the assistance of his friend, Jenn Lewis.

The pair thought little of getting themselves to safety. They saw people in need, and they set out to do what they could. Winston and Lewis would snag a pick-up truck that was on site, and they proceeded to haul as many people as possible to the hospital. One of Winston’s friends shared the amazing story on social media.

“A huge shout out to my dear friend and veteran for showing up for the people impacted by last nights shootings. Taylor Winston people were so fortunate to have your guidance during the shooting and for your willingness to take the wounded to the hospital in a truck and for making more than one trip,” wrote Jenifer Michelle. “I know you didn’t do this for recognition but because it was the right thing to do and that’s what makes you such an incredible human.”

The story is nothing short of amazing. Winston was reached for comment. As you would expect, he deferred credit for his heroic deeds.

“It was a mini-war zone but we couldn’t fight back. There’s a few that I don’t think probably made it,” he explained to The Daily Beast. “They were pretty limp when we were pulling them out of the truck, but they still had a pulse, so I’m hoping for the best.”

Whether he likes it or not, he’s getting some much-deserved recognition for his amazing actions. As he explained to CBS News, things were pretty simple in his mind.

“We needed to get them out of there regardless of our safety,” he said.

He would also go on to explain that he was surrounded by “bravery and courageous people” as he did what he did. Winston was honorably discharged from the Marines in 2011 after serving two tours of duty in Iraq. We will tip as many caps as we possibly can in his direction. It’s amazing how simple things can be when we all allow it to be, and Winston serves as a testament to getting to the heart of the matter and blocking everything else out.

“I’m glad that I could call them my country folk,” he continued.

Source: HuffPost
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