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Veteran Who Commandeered Truck To Rescue Vegas Shooting Victims Gifted New Truck
The Iraq veteran who stole a truck to rescue dozens of Las Vegas shooting victims should never have to steal a truck again.
Now, thanks to an Arizona car dealership, he has a new truck of his own.
— B5 Motors (@B5Motors) October 4, 2017
B5 Motors put out a social media post last week to find Taylor Winston, 29, of San Diego.
“Most of us would have ran and never came back,” Shane Beus, owner of B5 Motors in Gilbert, Arizona, told CNN. “His military training allowed him to think in a split second what to do.”
On Monday, Oct. 9, just five days after the search for Winston started, the dealership posted a Facebook Live video showing him driving away from B5 Motors in his new, silver truck.
“My message is that I hope people will recognize the heroism in him and others and become selfless,” Beus said. “It’s kinda what America is about, helping others.”
In exchange for his new truck, KSHB reported that Winston will be selling his current vehicle and donating the proceeds to victims of the shooting.
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For U.S. service members who have fought alongside the Kurds, President Donald Trump's decision to approve repositioning U.S. forces in Syria ahead of Turkey's invasion is a naked betrayal of valued allies.
"I am ashamed for the first time in my career," one unnamed special operator told Fox News Jennifer Griffin.
In a Twitter thread that went viral, Griffin wrote the soldier told her the Kurds were continuing to support the United States by guarding tens of thousands of ISIS prisoners even though Turkey had nullified an arrangement under which U.S. and Turkish troops were conducting joint patrols in northeastern Syria to allow the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to withdraw.
"The Kurds are sticking by us," the soldier told Griffin. "No other partner I have ever dealt with would stand by us."
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has confirmed that a nightmare scenario has come to pass: Captured ISIS fighters are escaping as a result of Turkey's invasion of Kurdish-held northeast Syria.
Turkey's incursion has led to "the release of many dangerous ISIS detainees," Esper said in a statement on Monday.
Video footage of a purported "bombing of Kurd civilians" by Turkish military forces shown on ABC News appeared to be a nighttime firing of tracer rounds at a Kentucky gun range.
The U.S. military's seemingly never-ending mission supporting civil authorities along the southwestern border will last at least another year.
On Sept. 3, Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved a request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide a total of up to 5,500 troops along the border until Sept. 30, 2020, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Army North, said on Monday.