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Army Vet Shot Multiple Times Acting As Human Shield In UCC Oregon Shooting

A 30-year-old Army vet named Chris Mintz was shot 7 times while acting as a human shield during the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

Bullets ripped through his back, legs, hands and abdomen as he attempted to stop the shooter from entering a classroom full of students.

Pastor Dennis Kriess told PEOPLE:

“He told all the students in his class to get to a safer place,” he says. “He went outside of the classroom and stood by the door to make sure the shooter didn’t come in. When the shooter came out of the classroom he confronted him and said, ‘You aren’t getting by me’ and at that point the shooter shot him five times and the shooter moved on and apparently didn’t go in that classroom. I applaud the guy’s heroism. He may have saved the people in the classroom.

Even after being shot five times, the horror didn’t end for Chris according to what his aunt told Q13Fox:

“Tries to block the door to keep the gunman from coming in gets shot three times hits the floor looks up at gunman and says its my son’s birthday today gets shot two more times,” Wanda Mintz described.

Chris’ 6-year-old son, Tyrik, suffers from non-verbal Autism. Let THAT sink in.

Speaking of higher powers, despite taking all those shots, Chris Mintz is alive and well, smiling even, as evidenced by his latest Facebook photo. Here’s what he told the NYPost:

“I just hope that everyone else is OK,” he said. “I’m just worried about everyone else.”

The 10-year military veteran — who smiled in photos taken at the hospital — is a former wrestler and cage fighter.

If this story doesn’t make a lil’ water fall out of your face then you just might be soulless.

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