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    Petition: UCC shooting hero should get Presidential Medal of Freedom

    A petition on the White House website is calling for Chris Mintz, a student who was shot 7 times while trying to subdue a gunman at Umpqua Community college, to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom: the highest civilian award an American can receive.

    The petition states that Mintz "displayed the values of loyalty, duty, respect, honor, integrity, personal courage, and self-sacrifice to attempt to save as many of his fellow citizens as possible."

    Approximately 4,000 of the necessary 100,000 signatures have been received so far.


    http://www.katu.com/news/local/Petit...330541871.html

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    Reading these accounts and bios is breaking my heart ;(

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    Quote Originally Posted by sallye818 View Post
    Reading these accounts and bios is breaking my heart ;(
    It's gut-wrenching. And you wonder, how will these young wounded psyches heal. What will it take? And how can those around them, from family, to friends, to their communities, aid in their healing?

    I read where one student was shot in the back, and managed to post on FB. I can't find the exact quote right now, but it was something like, "that **** shot me in the back". Imagine, a family member reading that post. It's surreal.
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    Remembering Quinn Glen Cooper

    Quinn Cooper [18, of Roseburg] had just graduated from Roseburg High School in June. Thursday was his fourth day of college.

    "Quinn was funny, sweet, compassionate and such a wonderful, loving person. He always stood up for people," his family said in a statement.

    Cooper loved dancing, voice acting and martial arts, his family said. He and his brother Cody were inseparable.

    "I don't know how we are going to move forward in our lives without Quinn. Our lives are shattered beyond repair. We send our condolences to all the families who have been so tragically affected by this deranged gunman. No one should ever have to feel the pain we are feeling," the family statement said.

    Rest in peace, Quinn.

    http://www.kgw.com/story/news/local/...-yet/73206926/

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    Remembering Sarena Dawn Moore

    Sarena Dawn Moore, 44, was among the victims killed Thursday at Umpqua Community College.

    A graduate of high school in Reno, Nevada, Moore lived in Myrtle Creek. Facebook profile pictures of dogs and horses allude to a woman with a passion for animals. She had two sons also living in southern Oregon.

    Moore, a Seventh-day Adventist, attended church in Grants Pass. She listed the church as her employer. The church posted a message to Facebook on Friday mourning her death.

    "It's been reported that one of Sarena's last posts on Facebook was an affirmation of her desire to stand up for Jesus and Christianity," the message states.

    Rest in peace, Sarena.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...a_dawn_mo.html

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    Remembering Lawrence Levine

    "Lawrence Levine appeared to be a man of simple needs, living alone in a rented cabin on the North Umpqua River. But his mind was complex and full of poetry.
    He tended bar, taught college and guided fly fishers on the North Umpqua River, a waterway he knew like the back of his hand. But most of all he was a writer.

    "He was the sweetest, most gentle, kind, thoughtful and creative person," said David Furman, a lifelong friend. "My heart is broken."

    Furman and Levine grew up together in Beverly Hills, California. After graduating from Beverly Hills High School in the mid-1960s, Levine moved to Oregon. He earned a master's in creative writing at the University of Oregon. He moved back to California in the mid-1970s to teach creative writing at Pitzer College in the Los Angeles area.

    He was at home in the wilds of Oregon.

    Teaching was a side gig of sorts. Levine had only been at Umpqua Community College a few years. He spent more time earning his living as a fly fishing guide on the North Umpqua. He also went fly fishing in Patagonia, Weiss said.

    Levine is survived by his sister, Joanne Levine Press, who lives in California. He also has an ex-wife in Oregon.

    Rest in peace, Lawrence. (and may the fish always be biting, on the other side)

    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...ng_lawren.html

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    Done for now....need to have another cry. (This one has really hit me hard as my mom has lived in the area for decades and has many friends in Roseburg.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Louve View Post
    Done for now....need to have another cry. (This one has really hit me hard as my mom has lived in the area for decades and has many friends in Roseburg.)
    Thanks for all of the beautiful posts, La Louve. I live on the opposite side of the country, and it's hit me pretty hard. So, I can imagine how it's touched those of you with connections to the community. My heart goes out to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by La Louve View Post
    Done for now....need to have another cry. (This one has really hit me hard as my mom has lived in the area for decades and has many friends in Roseburg.)
    {{{{{{{{La Louve}}}}}}}} I didn't realize your Mom lived near there. Hugs to her too. And thank you for keeping the focus on the victims. You are very special to me with your tender and generous heart. We have such a history on Stephanie's thread and I'm so glad you are here. 💜💜💜
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    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post
    Thanks for all of the beautiful posts, La Louve. I live on the opposite side of the country, and it's hit me pretty hard. So, I can imagine how it's touched those of you with connections to the community. My heart goes out to you.
    Bessie, you've shown that your heart is beyond the bounds of geography! Hugs to you too. 💜💜💜
    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sallye818 View Post
    Reading these accounts and bios is breaking my heart ;(
    One only has to read his full bio to imagine how Mr. Levine could've inspired the students that were murdered on Thursday. What great potential they all had. We will never know to what heights they could've reached, but I have no doubt he would've left an impression on them forever.

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    Thank you Bessie. Thank you Lilibet.


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    Campaign for Oregon shooting hero Chris Mintz raises more than $700,000 in just a day. !

    "His aunt said in an interview with AP that Mintz had expressed concern about the other victims even as he lay in his hospital bed, and that he said he wished he could have saved more people."

    http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/10...in-just-a-day/

    He is right, we need to be focusing on the ones who lost their loved ones and the ones who will need to recover from this tragedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by La Louve View Post
    A petition on the White House website is calling for Chris Mintz, a student who was shot 7 times while trying to subdue a gunman at Umpqua Community college, to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom: the highest civilian award an American can receive.

    The petition states that Mintz "displayed the values of loyalty, duty, respect, honor, integrity, personal courage, and self-sacrifice to attempt to save as many of his fellow citizens as possible."

    Approximately 4,000 of the necessary 100,000 signatures have been received so far.


    http://www.katu.com/news/local/Petit...330541871.html
    Are we allowed to post the link for the petition?

    TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleElle View Post
    Are we allowed to post the link for the petition?

    TIA
    I don't know but if you click on the article I linked, then click on the word "petition" in the article, it will take you to the petition.

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