A Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan is a hero on that tragic night in Orlando. He was a bouncer at the ‘Pulse’ nightclub only been working a month, and his war training help saved nearly 70 lives that night.
Many have talked about the horrible tragedy and numbers of lives lost but because of the actions and quick thinking of this man, dozens of lives were saved. Yousuf immediately recognized the sound of a high-caliber weapon and his training kicked in.
He said he must of passed the gunman as he was walking to the back of the club when the shooting began.
“Everyone froze. I’m here in the back and I saw people start pouring into the back hallway” Yousuf said. He knew that just beyond the packed crowd was a door to safety.
“And I’m screaming ‘Open the door! Open the door!’ And no one is moving because they are scared,” he explained. “There was only one choice. Either we all stay there and we all die, or I could take the chance, and I jumped over to open that latch a we got everyone that we can out of there.” He estimated that 60 or 70 people ran out the door, escaping the nightclub.
“I wish I could have saved more to be honest,” Yousuf said, “There are a lot of people that are dead… there’s a lot of people that are dead.”
Source: CBS News