• HERO: Army Veteran Shot At Least Five Times Charging Oregon Shooter

    In all the tragedy and media frenzy surrounding the Oregon community college shooting, there’s one hero that deserves some serious respect.

    Chris Mintz, a 30-year-old army veteran, had not seen combat in a while when the shooting at Umpqua Community College broke out Thursday. But that didn’t stop him from charging the shooter, taking at least five bullets, and surviving, The Daily Beast reports.

    Mintz was in his first week of classes hoping to be a fitness instructor when he charged the shooter, attempting to stop him. Thursday was his son’s sixth birthday and witnesses say Mintz kept telling people about his son after he was wounded.

    The North Carolina vet served in the army about 10 years, and a family member said he was shot at least five times in the back, abdomen, hands, with two broken legs but is in stable condition.

    At least 10 have been reported dead, including the shooter, and seven wounded. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police.

    Authorities have banded together to tell people not to use the name of the shooter, but Chris Mintz? That’s a name that deserves to be talked about.

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