Daniel Hernandez Jr is the reluctant hero talking to piers Morgan
DANIEL Hernandez Jr., was a congressional intern who stepped up:
On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire at a “Congress on Your Corner” event in Tucson, Arizona, featuring U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Since he had some medical training, Hernandez ran toward the gunfire to tend to victims, realized Giffords was shot on the left side of her head and used his bare hands to keep her from losing more blood. . . . He’s been credited with saving Giffords’ life and recognized as a hero, although he rejects the title.
He’s written a book. It’s title is They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth. CNN’s Piers Morgan spoke with him about his life and guns:
CNN: “It’s clear in the book that you aren’t comfortable with the word ‘hero’ or the attention, so what challenges did you come across when writing this book?”
Hernandez: ”You know, it’s not easy writing a memoir when you don’t like talking about yourself. (laughs) That was something I had to overcome quickly.”
Well, he didn’t have to write a memoir…
Image: In this Jan. 12, 2011 photo, Daniel Hernandez Jr., center, who was with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when she was shot, receives a standing ovation, during President Obama’s visit to speak in Tucson, Ariz., in the wake of the mass shooting. A White House official says Hernandez will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday night for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.