This young lady shared her horrific Las Vegas shooting story at the Jason Aldean concert and while it’s not how I would want to start a love story it is certainly romantic. This marine selflessly took care of this young lady and protected her from the tragedy that was unfolding in front of them.
In a Facebook post the young lady said:
“Brendan and I met only 2 hours before the Jason Aldean show. I left my friends so we could go up super close to the front for the end of the night. We were just dancing and having fun and then all of the sudden there were loud noises that sounded like fireworks, but no lights were going off. It stopped, and Jason Aldean kept playing but then the shots fired again and he ran off the stage. Before I knew what was going on, Brendan tackled me down to the ground and covered me from the fire. It stopped again and he looked around to see what was happening and then it just kept going. He looked at me and said ‘We have to get out of here. We can’t stay here. It’s not safe.’ Then he pulled my arm up to get me out of the piles of people. We had no idea who was dead or who was alive. We just started to run. He kept telling me it was going to be okay and to keep running until we were safe. He even let me use his phone to stay in touch with my sister so she knew I was safe, which is the text you’ll see. The whole night he didn’t leave my side.”
The sister also thanked the Marine via text:
During all of this, he and people around him our being shot at, his phone is at 9% and all he can think about is protecting the young girl. Selfless and brave actions on the part of the Marine. He brings great credit upon not only himself but the United States Marines.