Black Soldier Praised For Saving Children During El Paso Mass Shooting

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Private First Class Glendon Oakley

A US soldier is being hailed as a hero after he saved multiple children during the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas on August 3. 

Private First Class Glendon Oakley, who is stationed at nearby Fort Bliss, broke down crying when describing to reporters his actions during the horrific rampage that left 22 dead. Oakley was at the mall when the shooter opened fire. He said no one, including himself, paid attention when a child ran in and said there was an active shooter at the nearby Walmart. 

Oakley told CNN that he ignored the child and walked to another store. But then he heard two gunshots and saw people run and scream. The soldier said that in the minutes following he planned to run out with everyone else towards the gunshots. 

“But I see a whole bunch of kids running around without their parents….

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