Who is a hero? What does he do?
An interesting meditation from Alex Horton on Chris Mintz, an Army infantryman who wasn’t permitted to deploy to Iraq when his unit did—but who took five rounds in an Oregon college.
What Mintz said to the shooter looming over him: “It’s my son’s birthday, man. But you do what you gotta do.” More to come from Horton.
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