Marine takes truck to save victims of Las Vegas shooting

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The name "Taylor Winston" might as become a household name in Ocean Beach, for he was one of the heroes at the mass shooting at the Las Vegas country music concert Sunday night.

"We were just trying to go down the line of the dozens and dozens of people that were already being pulled out to the street", Winston recalled to "America's Newsroom". Upon realizing the situation, Taylor Winston stole a pickup truck to drive victims to the hospital, making multiple trips to save as many injured bystanders as possible.

Winston and his girlfriend were dancing the two-step while Jason Aldean was playing when the gunfire started, he told CBS. Moments later, the gunfire began.

"People started scattering and screaming, and that's when we knew something real was happening", Winston said. Once he landed on the other side, he said he reportedly saw a bunch of white trucks. We wanted to go back to help more people.

The 29-year-old marine veteran knew he had to help.

They were able to fill her truck with five wounded victims and five others who were caring for the victims.

"We started grabbing people and loading them in the truck", Winston told Stars and Stripes.

Father of Vegas shooter was a bank robber
Paddock's father, Benjamin Paddock, was born in Sheboygan, according to the Sheboygan County Historical Society Museum. According to NBC , he gambled between $10,000 to more than $30,000 per day on several occasions at Las Vegas casinos.

The vet said he was overwhelmed by the amount of blood as he loaded the backseat and bed of the truck with the most critical victims.

Of course, in the chaos, Winston learned virtually nothing about the people he took to the hospital.

"Once we dropped them off, we were like well, let's go back for round two and go get some more", he said.

He drove to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center before ambulances arrived on scene and turned back around for a second trip to transport a total of 20 to 30 people.

Winston served in the Marines from 2006 to 2011, deploying to Iraq as part of a police mentor team and serving aboard the USS Boxer, where he worked on helicopters during the Capt. Richard Phillips rescue mission, the Daily Beast reports. "We needed to get them out of there regardless of our safety".

He's being hailed a hero by thousands on social media, but said he was just one of the many "courageous and brave" people who stepped up on Sunday night. "I'm glad that I could call them my countryfolk".

Winston says he is just 100 percent lucky that he was not injured or killed.

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