Aurora - Three young women who survived the Colorado movie-theater massacre with only minor wounds have told the story of how their boyfriends died heroically while protecting them from the attacker's bullets.
The three men Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends when James Eagan Holmes opened fire on the crowd at the Aurora Cineplex. Jansen Young, Samantha Yowler and Amanda Lindgren were the girlfriends of Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves respectively. The three say they owe their lives to their gallant male companions. The NY Daily News reports a tearful Jansen Young, 21, who escaped with shrapnel wounds on her side, said: “He’s a hero, and he’ll never be forgotten. Jon took a bullet for me.” Jansen's mother, Shellie Young, said that Blunk, 25, who had two children from a previous relationship, was a gentleman. Shellie said: “He was loving, the kind of guy you want your daughter to be with, and ultimately, she’s alive because of this, because he protected her." Blunk was a security guard who had served in the Navy and was planning to re-enlist. According to Jansen, Blunk wanted to become a Navy SEAL. Shellie said: “To her, he was a hero anyway because he wan
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