In the days since the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas, the entire nation has been in mourning for the lives lost.
Over 50 people died, and over 500 were injured during the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas Strip, in what is now being called the largest mass shooting in modern US history. Despite the horror of what occurred on October 1, 2017, from the thousands of survivors and eyewitnesses to the terrible event, several incredible stories of bravery have emerged.
There was the new mom who was shot in the back while protecting her cop boyfriend from bullets. There was a hero dad from California who saved 30 strangers before surviving a shot to the neck himself.
One of the latest uplifting stories to come out of the mass shooting is about a young marine named Brendan Kelly, who embodied the armed service group’s dutiful “Semper Fi” (“Always faithful”) motto with his heroic actions, saving a girl he had only just met.