Originally posted on Aliens in This World:
Okay, it’s time to lay off the jokes about Apple for at least one week. They have at least one employee who is a bonafide hero.
During the same cowardly attack that killed Major General Harold Greene, an unnamed US reservist wearing body armor jumped in front of a UK colonel who wasn’t wearing any, and then returned fire with both rifle and pistol. Three shots were stopped by his body armor, but he was hit twice in the legs and once in the shoulder.
And yeah, his real job is as a customer service manager for Apple, out in Cupertino on their main “campus,” but he’s done three tours.
UPDATE: The original story about this actually came out August 12, based on the casualty report, and was reported by the Washington Post and other US sources. But I hadn’t seen it before today.