Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, regarding the cowardly act that took place Sunday evening by a crazed and deranged lone sniper and the similarities of a lone sniper ambush attack of conservative legislator’s just 3-months ago at a ball-field.

Moreover, the annual venue of the Harvest Festival Concert, drawing better than 22,000 country-western fans including a sizable number of firefighters, police and military personnel, might very well have been the motivation behind the vile attack, that took the life of 59-innocent individuals and left over 500-seriously wounded.

However in almost all senseless, cowardly acts heroes emerge, and Sunday evening as Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, creating carnage and mayhem below, Taylor Winston, a military veteran did what he was trained to do, take control of a situation and save lives.

Within moments of the sniper fire raining down on concertgoers, Marine veteran Winston immediately sized up the situation and began saving victims by first stealing a truck and loading the wounded some critically into it, as sniper rounds whizzed by, once loaded he drove the roughly 2-dozen victims to the hospital

During an interview on “CBS This Morning” with co-host Norah O’Donnell, Winston recounted how he loaded some of the most critically wounded victims into a truck he stole and sped to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.


Winston said, “Me and a friend went and got a few drinks and found our other friends near the side stage and we just kind of posted up there to watch and enjoy the concert.”

Then all hell broke loose as Paddock began his murderous rampage, and that’s when the 29- year-old veteran took decisive action and his training suddenly kicked in stating, “I saw a field with a bunch of white trucks. I tested my luck to see if any of them had keys in it, first one we tried opening had keys sitting right there. I started looking for people to take to the hospital.”

However Winston didn’t stop there, he returned to the bloodbath of broken bodies, and transported another group of wounded individuals again and again. All told Winston transported around 20-30 people to the hospital, later he found the owner of the truck and returned the keys.

Do you believe that if it wasn’t for the heroic actions of individuals like Marine veteran Winston, that many more lives would have been lost?

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