Our country has been stunned, once again, by the terribly tragedy that occurred on October 1, 2015 at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. 10 people were killed, including the shooter and 9 others were injured Thursday morning.
Perhaps we should recognize those who were heroes that day and stop glorifying the shooter. Who cares what his motive was or what his childhood was like? He is a terrible person that killed innocent people and now he is dead. Instead, let’s talk about 30 year-old Chris Mintz, the student and Army vet who was shot at least five times while charging straight at the gunman in a valiant effort to save others.
Mintz risked his own life on the day of his son’s sixth birthday. “It’s my son’s birthday, it’s my son’s birthday,” he was heard saying as he lay wounded. Mintz joined the Army after graduating high school and decided to pursue a career as a fitness trainer after being deployed from Fort Lewis in Washington State. Mintz was in his first week of classes at UCC when the gunman began firing. Mintz underwent at least one surgery and is expected to recover.
Thank you, Chris Mintz, for your incredible act of heroism and we, at World Web Partners, hope you get well soon!