Husband Heroically Saves Wife During Vegas Shooting

The temptation to focus attention solely on the perpetrator of horrifically evil acts like the one seen in Las Vegas, where a deranged shooter massacred 58 people and left 515 injured, can sometimes blind us to the victims and their heartbreaking stories.

One such story profiled on Fox News involves a dedicated husband who heroically sacrificed his own life so that his wife could keep hers.

“Sonny Melton, of Paris, Tenn., was protecting his wife when a gunman aiming from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below,” reports Fox News.

Tom Melton’s wife, Heather, told reporters of her devastation.

“At this point, I’m in complete disbelief and despair,” she said. “I don’t know what to say. Sonny was the most kind-hearted, loving man I have ever met. He saved my life and lost his.”


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  • glenda lafont

    Such sadness. She will get through this but not over it.

  • RC

    I have no intention of taking away from that guy’s heroic act. But isn’t that what a real man is supposed to do? I’m in my 90’s and my generation was taught women and children first.

    • Michael Koenig

      Rest assured – there are still some of us who adhere to that belief.

      • RC

        I’m sure there are a lot of younger MEN around who’d do the same. Reading what I wrote, if I were young I’d probably be offended. Of course there are, and have always been some who don’t give a tinker’s damn about anything but themselves.

  • Sanjosemike

    It is true that chivalry “requires” that an honorable man gives his life to protect his wife. On the face of it, at least in the past, mens’ contribution to women was deeply appreciated by society.

    However this has changed with the advent of 2nd and 3rd wave feminism. The family courts look at men as utterly evil and disposable.

    Men have the highest rate of suicide but this fact is IGNORED by Media and the left.

    I think it was wonderful and heartening that this man gave his life for his wife.

    However it is very unlikely that modern feminists look upon this with any sense of gratitude.

    Instead, modern feminists want men to AVOID sitting with their legs too far apart when riding public transit. This is just one,albeit ridiculous example. Another far less silly is the family court system denying men visitation to their own children.

    Most people reading this have no idea of the level of contempt modern feminism has for men.

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