The Chris to remember is 30-year-old Chris Mintz, the student and Army vet who was shot at least five times while charging straight at the gunman in an effort to save others.
Mintz did so on the sixth birthday of his son, Tyrik.
“It’s my son’s birthday, it’s my son’s birthday,” he was heard to say as he lay wounded.
When word of Mintz’s heroism reached his kin in his native North Carolina, his cousin Derek Bourgeois was hardly surprised.
“It sounds like something he would do,” Bourgeois said. daily beast
Ancient as I am I hope I would have the courage to do that. I hope my sons would as well.
There really is only one right response to murder. You try to take down the gunman.
Not that it is much of an honour these days, but I hope Mintz is invited to the White House and given his well deserved 15 minutes of fame. More than that, I pray he survives his injuries and enjoys, belatedly, his son’s birthday.