Skip to comments.Hero Marine heard shots, grabbed pickup truck and started saving lives
Posted on 10/02/2017 9:44:04 PM PDT by luv2ski
Marine Veteran Heard Shots, Grabbed Pickup Truck, and Started Saving Lives in Las Vegas Taylor Winston served in Iraq. Kacy Thompson was an EMT. Together they became heroes.
KATE BRIQUELET 10.02.17 10:45 PM ET A veteran Marine and his friends sprung into action in an attempt to save dozens of lives during the Las Vegas massacre. Taylor Winston, 29, was close to the righthand side of the stage when gunfire rained down at the Route 91 Harvest festival. He said the first gunshots sounded like fireworks, but he soon realized people were screaming and saw bodies drop to the ground. Winston, a sergeant who served in Iraq, and Jenn Lewis fled with the crowd. They separated from their buddy, Jason, who hung back to ensure his other friends made it to safety. But Winston and Lewis didnt abandon their fellow music lovers. They spotted a work truck near the venue, with no owner in sight, and commandeered it to transport victims to the hospital, Winston told The Daily Beast. Jenn and I luckily found a truck with keys in it and started transporting priority victims to the hospital and made a couple trips and tried to help out the best we could until more ambulances could arrive, Winston said.
In two trips, Winston and Lewis said they transported about two dozen people to the hospital. Victims were piled into the back seat and truck bed. Winston told people to apply pressure to the wounds, as he sped to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, wanting to get people there before they bled out.
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I would nominate him for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His training and attitude are demonstrative of Marine Corps grit and can do attitude.
BTW, where was BLM?
Do they not award the Distinguished Service Cross for acts like this any more?
The Presidential Medal of Freedom has debased by politics IMO.
DSC is military, PMF is highest civilian award. I guess there is Gold Medal Awarded by Congress but I have not seen anything on it.
There is the Secretary of Defense Medal for Valor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_Defense_Medal_for_Valor
See above post.
There are also a couple of Navy awards for valor that are awarded to civilians. The Navy Distinguished Civilian Award for Valor and the Navy Superior Civilian Award for Valor.
to #5 & 7:
Heroic actions by capable veterans. God bless them
The Daily Mail often has a more in depth story and many more pictures than any USPaper.
Someone on FOX said something about certain people kneeling while real Americans ran toward the fire.
Job well done. I think we’re going to hear lots of these stories in the next few days.
Yep lots more info and idiot society who don’t understand our need for 2nd Amend. Typical UNARMED Brits.
Multimillionaire Vegas gunman who killed 59 people and hurt 527 took TWENTY-THREE guns and thousands of bullets in TEN bags into Mandalay Bay sniper’s nest where he set up rifles on tr
lots of pics
The British are so anti-gun they don’t even arm most of their LEOs. Hope tourists keep that in mind.
Celebrating dead and dying whiteys.
They have been brainwashed since after WW2. Socialist gov’ts fear armed citizens.
I’ve a brainless female cousin few years younger than me, has lots of health issues, but the fool wants to go to Paris with all those mussies on the rampage. Already has her tickets bought. Not even going as a tour group. DUMB..
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