Valor: Three men died taking bullets for girlfriends in Aurora #theatershooting

While it is unbelievably devastating and painfully heartbreaking, the valor and heroics of these three young men remind us of the good in people.

As Twitchy reported last night, Navy veteran and beloved father of two, Jon Blunk, died in the Aurora theater shooting while shielding his girlfriend from bullets. He wasn’t alone; two other men, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves, also died while saving the lives of their girlfriends.

More from The Daily News:

Three survivors of the Colorado movie-theater massacre escaped with minor wounds, but were left with broken hearts because their heroic boyfriends died saving them.

In final acts of valor, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery.

Blunk’s girlfriend, Jansen Young; McQuinn’s girlfriend, Samantha Yowler; and Teves’ gal pal Amanda Lindgren made it out of the bloodbath — but they would have been killed had it not been for the loves of their lives.

The horror that occurred in the theater during the Aurora shooting tragedy is nearly impossible to wrap one’s mind around. What evil lurks in the hearts of men? But these three brave souls remind us of what good is in the hearts of men as well. Their valor and courage must not ever be forgotten. Remember these courageous lives lost, snuffed out in their prime, so that the women they loved could live.

Alex Teves.

Jon Blunk.

And Matt McQuinn.

Taking a page from General Patton, we will mourn the loss of these brave young men. Our prayers continue to be with the victims and their loved ones.

But we will also give thanks to God that such men lived.

  • Rdm42

    Three more heros in heaven

  • Vickie DHaene

    The are in the Light of GOD. They have been saved from what is coming. May they rest in peace and await their loved ones.

  • Cybrludite

    These three earned their place in Valhalla or Sessrúmnir.

  • cscape

    i used to dream about this kind of selfless heroics….. of course, in my dreams, i never had to pay the ultimate price such as these men of valor and honor. It would appear that our society is not as cynical as i thought. It brings to mind a scene from the movie “Patton”…. General Romell’s adjutant is briefing him on General George S. Patton, and he relates a story of how (as a young man) Patton had a run-in with “the law” because he had defended a young girl’s honor, when it turned out she was actually just “eloping” with the guy (and his “best man”)…. THIS (the adjutant reasoned) best illustrated THE CHARACTER which would make General Patton such a dangerous opponent….. It would appear (thank God) that we do still have Men (and women) like that today…. many of whom lay it on the line each and every day in our armed services!

  • Mark Meckler

    God bless the heroes…they are everywhere if we just open our eyes.

  • Paula J Mulvey Noakes

    I’m so impressed by these men! I know their loss and tragic and that their families and friends are mourning, but I also know they spent their last moments protecting their loved ones, and that’s something to be praised!

  • Lidsamy

    These men were Giants among men, The Angels in Heaven bow down before them in welcome.

  • Jeff Sims

    Batman can’t hold a candle to these three men of gallantry.

  • $1718659

    I guess I’m still cynical enough to believe these girls will have new boyfriends within a short time.

    • grichens

      Project much?

  • V10_Rob

    Good riddance, 3 less evil patriarchs in the world. How dare they perpetuate gender stereotypes, when strong independent womyn deserve equal opportunity to die a senseless death.

    All the women that whine about ‘where have all the good men gone?’, the answer is they’re mostly dead, figuratively and literally. As are most of the ‘good women’; very few of my generation are worth taking a bullet for.

    • MorseAlhambra

      Easy does it, Rob. When the time comes, the question does not arise, “Are the people I sacrifice myself worth it?” Nobody is worht that sacrifice, if you get right down to it, but neither are any of us deserving of the grace of God. Some people just do it. It happens every day. Every day. It’s just that we need to be reminded of it, occasionally.

    • ChelieinTX

      WOW. Who hurt you so badly?

    • torpedoman2002

      My ex-wife hurt me bad but if the time
      comes I would hope I would be as brave as these three. They give me hope that
      there still good people who think about others before themselves. They should be
      given a hero’s funeral with 21 gun salutes for they gave their lives protecting
      American citizens. May they rest in peace.

  • simongarlick

    God? This is simply evidence that evolution works. An instinct of “when faced with danger, protect the baby-makers at all costs” in a population is a strong survival trait.

    • Johnny Huffington

      Stupid post. This has nothing to do with protecting baby makers, its protecting the ones you love. Babymakers need males to make babies.

      Ooops, there goes your logic out the window.