Navy veteran Jon Blunk, a 26-year-old father of two, was killed protecting his girlfriend in theater 9.
When the gunfire started he shielded her from the bullets. “He laid up against me and had the other side of my body against the concrete seating and I was pretty much boxed in due to Jon,” Jansen Young tells Anderson.
“It’s been a traumatic experience,” she says, “but today’s better than yesterday.”
Young wants people to know that Blunk was a hero before this. He used to say that he was born to serve his country.
“Remember the things that are special,” she says. “It helps to talk to people that love you.”
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