LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amid the terror at the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, there were acts of compassion and countless heroics that officials say saved scores of lives.
There was a man one survivor knows only as Zach who herded people to a safe place. There was a registered nurse from Tennessee who died shielding his wife.
Then there was Rob Ledbetter, whose battlefield instincts kicked in quickly as bullets rained overhead. The 42-year-old U.S. Army veteran who served as a sniper in Iraq helped save lives by tending to people’s wounds.
Thanks to a man who took the flannel shirt off his back, Ledbetter says he put a makeshift tourniquet on a wounded teenage girl, whose face was covered with blood.