Saturday, April 5, 2014
WHAT WOULD A NAVY SEAL DO? by Cheryl Pierson
Okay, picture this. You’ve gone to the grocery store and nearly get run over in the parking lot. What do you do? Well, if you’re a Navy Seal, you share a few choice words. But then you wind up getting shot over it? And you plug your own wound? AND THEN you get in your car and chase the man who shot you? WOW!
This is what I got from the interview with Gretchen Carlson and Former Navy Seal Chris Mark Heben from an internet article by Fox News. You can go here to watch the interview between Gretchen and Chris via Skype. http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/04/03/navy-seal-shot-ohio-parking-lot-chases-after-attackers-car
Gretchen Carlson shared an incredible story out of Akron, Ohio. Former Navy Seal Chris Mark Heben, 44, was shot in the stomach at a grocery store parking lot. Heben managed to not only chase his attacker’s car, but he also plugged his wound and drove himself to the hospital.
On The Real Story via Skype, Heben recounted how he was almost run over in the parking lot by a distracted driver. The two exchanged words and Heben walked away.
Then, he said the man pulled up next to him and said he needed to learn respect.
Heben replied, “In my line of work, in my world, respect is earned, it’s not given.”
Moments later, Heben said he felt tremendous pain in his stomach and the car drove away.
He had been shot, but instead of calling 911, he decided to chase after the man to catch his license plate.
“It was like looking through a lava lamp at a kaleidoscope,” he told Gretchen. “It was then that I realized I needed to break chase and get myself to a higher echelon of medical care.”
Police are still searching for the suspect.
Our stories are happening all around us, in real life! What would you have done if you had been in Chris’s place? No one expects to get gunned down in the parking lot of a grocery store—especially after serving for 10 years as a Navy SEAL and never having been shot in battle. How ironic is that?
Who says you need an imagination to write??? Seems all you have to do is be in the grocery store parking lot and look around you, anymore! This just boggles my mind. I don’t know which I’m more fascinated by—the fact that the jerk in the car felt he had to continue the argument and pull up beside Chris and shoot him, or the fact that Chris kept his head, plugged his wound, chased the jerk, and then realized he had to get to the hospital instead.
I believe they’ll eventually find the guy who did this. SEALS are trained to observe, to note detail. You can bet Chris was able to give the police more description than the average Joe.
Thoughts? Comments? I’m curious. I picture myself as a bystander watching it all playing out. And I’m still amazed, every time I think about it. I feel a story coming on...