Army Vet Becomes Hero Once More After Being Shot 7 Times To Rescue Students
Christ Mintz, 30-year-old army veteran, has showed that the instinct of a hero never really left him. Mintz was shot seven times while trying to save other students during yesterday’s Oregon Massacre. In the picture above you can see him smiling after several surgeries that could have proven to be fatal.
Mintz underwent multiple surgeries, he was shot in the back, abdomen, and hands while also dealing with broken legs. Mintz had served 10 years in the Army and had just started his schooling at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
“It was a great, great shock … We’ve all been sitting on pins and needles and praying very hard,” Sheila Brown told NBC News
Just yesterday on October 1st, 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer went on a killing spree and massacred 9 innocent people and injured 7 others after demanding to know their religions. Evidence has been hinting that Christians were his primary target. He was stopped by a fatal shooting of Douglas County Sherif deputies. During the shoot-out, Mintz charged at Harper in hopes of completely subduing the killer.
Mintz’s family members are optimistic on his full recovery, seeing that he is a strong fighter.
“His vital signs are OK. He’s going to have to learn to walk again, but he walked away with his life and that’s more than so many other people did,” his cousin Ariana Earnhardt told Fox 8.
While Harper was armed with guns and ammunition, Mintz came at him armed with God’s will. Dear God we would like to give thanks for the strength you gave this veteran. We don’t know what this world will turn into in the next couple of years. The only thing we are certain of is that you will soon put an end to all the suffering, and we will rejoice in giving your name praise until then. Amen!
Article: NY Post