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Marine Who 'Stole' Truck To Save Lives In Vegas Gets A Big Gift

The massacre in Las Vegas happened less than two weeks ago, and as time passes, we're learning more and more about the heroes from that day. There were so many people who risked their lives to save others, and they will always be remembered.

Jonathan Smith took a bullet in the neck while saving the lives of a group of young girls. “I would want someone to do the same for me. No one deserves to lose a life coming to a country festival.”Washington Post

One Marine veteran, Taylor Winston, saved the lives of at least 30 people using some quick thinking and a little car theft. Winston was at the music festival when Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room on the Las Vegas strip.

Winston noticed a truck nearby with keys still in the ignition. He commandeered the car and used it to drive injured people to the hospital. He loaded the truck with people as many times as he could, driving them to the hospital, then coming back for more. He says his time in the Marines is what prompted his quick-thinking and heroic actions.

Three days after the shooting, Winston received a message from the owner of the truck.

The veteran responded, apologizing for the inconvenience.

The stranger's truck was covered in the blood of victims, but it was all in the name of saving lives.

Taylor Winston didn't do any of this for the attention, but now he's going to get a big surprise.

B5 Motors, a car dealership in Arizona, asked for the public's help to track down Taylor Winston so they could give him a new truck.

Winston was found, and he was gifted with a new Ford F-150 truck.

We are honored to present Vegas hero, Taylor Winston, with his B5 Motors truck. B5Motors.com

Posted by B5 Motors on Monday, October 9, 2017

Winston says he's going to sell his old vehicle and donate the proceeds to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and their families.

"I’ve been given a lot more credit than I deserve," said the soft-spoken U.S. Marine Corps veteran. "It’s been really hard to even get myself to come out here and accept a gift of this caliber. But I can turn around and do a lot of good with it so I’m happy to be here."

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