Taylor Winston became a national hero on October 1, 2017 when he commandeered a stranger’s pickup truck to transport Las Vegas shooting victims to the hospital. The 29-year-old Marine veteran rescued 30 people in two trips after helping a nurse set up a triage station. His story went viral and last week he was contacted by the truck’s owner Phelps Amelsberg.
Click here to learn more about the message Amelsberg sent to Winston.
On October 9, 2017, ABC News revealed that a car dealership in Arizona gave Winston a customized 2013 Ford F-150 for his act of heroism.
Shane Beus from B5 Motors heard about Winston’s story on the news. “I saw most people would run and not go back into a scene,” Beus told local ABC affiliate ABC 15 Arizona. Beus said he was impressed by Winston’s heroic initiative and wanted to give something back.
During the interview on Monday, Winston says he’s struggling to accept the term “hero,” which is generally the mark of a true hero. Winston said that he plans to sell his current vehicle and donate the proceeds to a fund benefiting the hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims and their families.
This guy can’t even accept an award without giving something else back. What a hero!
Watch the ABC video below to see Winston accept his new truck.
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