If you have not heard of the Sheepdog analogy, read this first.
There were two sheepdogs at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon yesterday. One was unarmed and shot 7 times, the other was armed and blocked from interupting the mass murder. Both are worthy of a rare Ushanka Tribute Post. Our equivalent of a Medal of Honor.
Chris Mintz - US Army Veteran - was shot and suffered two broken legs as he charged - unarmed - the active shooter. He is expected to survive.
John Parker - US Air Force Veteran - was armed and therefore likely in the best place to save lives, but was not allowed to approach the active scene.