Perched in his 32nd floor suite, 64 year-old Stephen Craig Paddock rained down death and destruction on the 22,000 concert goers at the Route 91 Harvest concert in Las Vegas.
The images and video from that October 1 night are horrific and remind one of war zone footage coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Seeing a man on a video drop down like a stone after being hit in the head is haunting to witness from the remote safety of one’s house, let alone seeing it in person and hearing the screams of the wounded and dying.
The horrid cacophony of grisly images and sounds would be enough to freeze most people in their tracks or make them flee in abject terror. There were, thankfully, heroes among the victims who took matters into their own hands.
Conservative Fighters tells of the deeds of former Marine Taylor Winston. When the bloody ambush started, Winston’s military training kicked in and he assessed the situation with a cool head. He realized quickly, that the authorities were not coming to evacuate the wounded anytime soon and when they did arrive, they were sure to be overwhelmed.
Racing through the hailstorm of bullets, Winston located a gathering of white trucks most likely used by the stage crew or maintenance on site. Winston is quoted as saying:
“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. There was just too many and it was overwhelming how much blood was everywhere.”
Winston loaded the wounded, including his seriously injured girlfriend, into the truck and made trips back and forth to the local hospital. His bravery in returning to the chaotic and lethal scene of the shooting at the Las Vegas Village venue is a testament to his selflessness and courage to do the right thing in the face of evil.
Winston saved the lives of countless people and among them was his girlfriend who will survive her shooting injuries.
His deeds have been noticed by At B5Motors in Arizona. The business released a statement saying, “We have been overwhelmed with the heartbreaking stories coming out of Vegas. Yesterday, we read of a Vet, Taylor Winston, and the harrowing way he rescued dozens of Vegas victims. According to reports, he stole a truck to quickly transport the injured to the hospital. We would like to find Taylor and thank him for his bravery by providing him a free truck from B5Motors .”
Fighters reports that B5Motors did get in touch with Winston and the Devil Dog will be receiving a new silver Ford F-150!
Semper Fi, Marine!