Whenever there are acts of terrorism in the following days there are always stories of brave men and women who risk their lives to safe others. I remember the story of Victoria Soto who died at Sandy Hook saving students and was posthumously given the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest award a civilian can receive. Saturday night in Orlando it was bouncer Irman Yousuf who didn't flinch in a moment of terror, reacted and saved lives. The former Marine said he could tell by the sound of the shots that there were assault weapons being fired and risked his life by avoiding cover to open a door to let around 60 people escape the Pulse nightclub.
This is an act of bravery that cannot go unnoticed. What I believe also cannot go unnoticed is that Irman Yousuf is a Hindu man who is an American citizen, and served in the United States Mariner Corp for 6 years. In a time where racism runs rampant, this is why we cannot just "bomb everybody" or keep everybody out because there are so many great people who want to come to this country and help. So many want to do great things. This man who fought for our freedom, shows what it truly do what it means to be an American. It can be easy to stereotype at times, and I can admit I am guilty of it from time to time, but in a time where a crazy, sick twisted, evil brown man killed 50 innocent people, it is vital to also acknowledge the brown man who SAVED over 60 other lives. Make no mistake this guy is a hero in every sense of the word.
Absolutely heart breaking at the end of the video too where the interviewer talks about all the lives Irman was able to save and all he can think about is the ones he was unable to. Sounds like a Marine to me.
P.S. This guy being 24 makes me feel like absolute shit.