A woman, Jansen Young, who survived the deadly Aurora, Co. movie theater shooting said her military member boyfriend, Jon Blunk, laid on top of her during the gunfire, taking a bullet and sacrificing his own life to save hers.
She did not immediately know what was happening but her boyfriend did. Here are some quotes of what she has said:
“He pushed my hips to the floor and he’s like, Jansen, Jansen get down and stay down,” she said. “He kind of pushed me in under the seat and pushed on me real hard and he was laying up against me, he kind of whispered in my ear, ‘There’s someone with a gun and he’s shooting people.’”
“I didn’t know, but he knew immediately that it was real,”.
(then he was shot)
“I tried to shake him and was saying his name, and like Jon, Jon we’ve got to go… I kind of poked my head up at that point and realized oh my gosh, nobody’s in here, it’s just us. There were like a few other heads here and there I could see leaving the theater but really the theater was empty…that’s when I got out and I kept thinking that was…oh my gosh, I think Jon just took a bullet for me.”
“I was thinking about what a great hero he was and he provided me the opportunity to survive,” she said. “He wasn’t just a hero last night, he has been a hero forever,”
“He was re-enlisting it was just what he wanted to do and he loved it,”
“He saved me and he gave me the opportunity to live, he would have done it for anyone that day…that’s just who he was.”
“I can’t fathom not coming home to Jon,” she said. “I don‘t even know at this point if I’m willing to stay in Colorado. Three days ago I was coming back to Colorado because I was going to live with Jon, be with Jon. What am I coming back here for?”