Derek Madrigal was at
SanSouth Padre Island celebrating his 21st birthday when he saw a women being abused by a man because she didn’t want to dance with him. Derek stepped in to rescue the woman and then found himself the target of the man’s rage Madrigal suffered stab wounds and a brutal beating. Until Army Iraq War veteran Fabian Ortega stepped in to rescue the badly injured Madrigal, according to NBC Dallas/Fort Worth who interviewed Ortega;
According to CBS/DFW, Madrigal is recovering from his nine stab woulds and the beating with coolers;
Friends and family say Madrigal or “DJ” as he likes to be called is making progress. DJ ate his first meal since the attack and doctors plan to move him out of ICU by Friday.
Of course, what plays in the news is SSG Bales, not the superheroes who are saving the world everywhere you turn.
Thanks to 509th Bob for the link.