Here’s The Soldier Who Saved Children’s Lives During The El Paso Walmart Shooting


Multiple people were killed and others seriously injured after a shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas.

Meet the quick-thinking hero soldier who saved children’s lives who were separated from their parents during the El Paso Walmart shooting.

This man is a real American hero. During the mass shooting in El Paso at Walmart, he acted to save as many children as possible while using his legally owned weapon to help. He represents everything that’s great about this country.

See his story below:

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At first, Army Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. was completely unaware of the chaos unfolding just around the corner. Then he pulled his gun.

A 22-year-old Army automated logistics specialist assigned to the 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oakley had been shopping at a sporting goods store inside the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso when a young child burst into the store shouting about an active shooter at the nearby Walmart.

“The guy at the register and I sort of looked at each other,” Oakley told Task & Purpose in a phone interview on Saturday. “He’s a little kid … are you going to believe him?”

The threat was very real. At least 20 people were killed and dozens more wounded when a gunman opened fire at the Walmart, sending terrified bystanders fleeing through the neighboring mall.

When Oakley exited the store minutes later and headed to the neighboring Footlocker, he finally heard the sound of gunfire echoing across the mall. He immediately pulled the Glock 9mm he occaisionally carries under Texas’s concealed carry laws. While he had just returned from an incident-free deployment to Kuwait, this was not his first firefight.

“That’s what you do,” he told Task & Purpose. “You pull your gun, you find cover, and you figure out what to do next.”

Oakley was born into an Army family. His father, Glendon Oakley Sr., served for 31 years before retiring in 2011 at the rank of sergeant major; his mother, Wendolyn D. Oakley, retired as a master sergeant in 2001 after two decades; and his older sister, Glenda Oakley, is a retired captain. More

Another outstanding soldier and US citizen who did an amazing job! Thanks for your service sir! He is in the military, the Army, and also has a carry permit. He heard shots and saw kids panicking and running when he was near the Footlocker and he grabbed as many kids as he could.

He said he just put himself in those kids’ parents’ place and thought about what he would want someone to do if he had a kid who was with friends at the mall.

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