Marine shot 3 times in robbery survives…

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by plugging bullet holes with his fingers!

One tough Marine!

DailyMail:  A U.S. Marine officer has told the incredible story of how he survived a street robbery by plugging bullet holes in his body with his fingers.  Lieutenant Colonel Karl Trenker, of Miramar, Florida, was shot three times as he confronted two men who had stolen a gold chain from him.
He said he used his battlefield training from Afghanistan and Iraq to stem blood from chest wounds by shoving his finger into the gaping wound. ’I knew I was shot,’ he said. ‘I just didn’t know I was shot that many times. I put my fingers in the holes to stop the bleeding and ran back to the truck and told my kids I had been shot, but not to worry.’
Lt Colonel Trenker added: ‘I go to Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, and I haven’t been shot or blown up, and I’m here at home in Florida.’  Lt Colonel Trenker is in a serious but stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery following the shooting in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
He met two men who wanted to purchase his fiancée’s necklace she had advertised on Craigslist.  They tried to steal the necklace and cowardly shot the Trenker. 
Other good news: Officers responding to the shooting found 20-year-olds James Flournoy and Jeff Steele close to the scene.  Both men remain in custody without bond and face attempted murder charges.
I have a feeling that if the Lt Colonel had been armed, those wannabe thieves would have been history!

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7 responses to “Marine shot 3 times in robbery survives…

  1. that is why all honest citizens should be allowed to carry a gun.

  2. Thanks God, he survived. I hope he will fully recover. I agree that we should all be allowed to carry. I took the conceal and carry course and am glad that I can carry. My husband insists that I carry except when I go to the base. That would be a big no no. We’re not allowed to carry on base. Whenever my grandson and granddaughter to to the mall together; I really worry. There’s just too much violence out there, and one never knows when it might occur. It can happen in the blink of an eye.

  3. Very sad when our Marines come home, to live, find work , and get their lives back together only discover how bad things have become in the last three years. We all know who the shooters voted for!

  4. Get well soon and thank you. Please don’t think that everyone is ungrateful for your dedication. Please heal soon!

  5. I bet that’s the last time he leaves the house unarmed.

  6. And Obummer and the elite want to take our guns and make it even easier YET for criminals! You know crime will flourish then! They will be certain that law abiding citizens won’t be armed! I obey the law…MOST of the time…LOL!


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