HuffPo is reporting three of the slain in the Aurora mass murder last Friday morning were men who died saving their the lives of each one’s girlfriend. Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves, all in their 20’s, died as they shielded their girlfriends from the killer’s bullets.
Writes Ryan Grenoble:
Jon Blunk had served in the Navy and was planning to re-enlist. On Friday, the 26-year-old took his girlfriend, Jansen Young, to see the “Dark Knight” — when the assault began, Young says he saved her life. “Jon just took a bullet for me,” Young said in an interview on TODAY. “He knew and threw me on the ground, and was like, ‘We have to get down and stay down.'”
While Holmes walked up and down the aisles shooting, Young says her boyfriend was a constant presence, pushing her further under the seats and out of the line of fire. Finally, as the shots slowed, she crawled out and attempted to pull up Blunk by the shoulder, but he didn’t move.
“I guess I didn’t really know he had passed, up until I started shaking him and saying, ‘Jon, Jon, we have to go… It’s time for us to get out of here,’ ” she told the Denver Post.
While some of my friends may quibble over the masculinity I picture, this, in my opinion, is what men do: they protect their women. Pure and simple, constantly and to the death if necessary.
I do not know either of these three, but one thing is already settled in my mind. There were not merely males; they were men.