Chris Mintz – The hero who was shot 7 times while trying to save others
Chris Mintz is the hero who was shot 7 times, while trying to save other students during the deadly Oregon community college rampage. Chris Mintz, a student at the college suffered multiple bullet wounds while trying to block the doorway when shooter, Christopher Harper Mercer attempted to enter a classroom.
Chris Mintz is originally from Randleman, North Carolina. He had served 10 years in the Army and just started college. Chris was shot in the back, abdomen and hands, and had two broken legs. The day of the shooting was his son’s sixth birthday. As he lay wounded, he was heard saying – ‘It’s my son’s birthday, it’s my son’s birthday.’
In a White House petition, President Obama has been called on to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chris Mintz, who showed the ultimate courage to save others lives by risking his own. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award within the United States and is awarded to individuals who have made a special contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The petition has over 2,000 signatures so far, but needs about 97,000 more to get the attention of the President.
Chris is doing fine after having surgery to remove seven bullets. Doctors say Mintz will survive, but will likely have to re-learn how to walk. Chris Mintz is the living example of courage and heroism who positively displayed the values of loyalty, duty, personal courage, and self-sacrifice while saving as many of his fellow citizens as possible. We salute the spirit of Chris Mintz, a real hero.
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