Navy veteran who stopped the flight wears ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ shirt at awards ceremony

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James Kilcer, the US Marine Corps veteran who foiled an Arizona convenience store robbery attempt, accepted an award for his actions on Tuesday while wearing a MAGA hat and a “Let’s Go” t-shirt Brandon “.

Kilcer was honored by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office with the Citizen’s Valor Award for his extraordinary heroism and exceptional courage on October 20.

The Commendation is the “highest honor bestowed on citizens whose actions deserve recognition”. Kilcer received the honor for “extraordinary heroism and exceptional courage in voluntarily assisting another citizen in an incident involving life-threatening, life-threatening, criminal activity, for the purpose of saving or to protect human life, ”Sheriff Leon Wilmot’s office said. .

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“Let’s go Brandon” refers to a slogan from a NASCAR event where a reporter misreported the song “F *** Joe Biden” as a praise to winning driver Brandon Brown.

Kilcer was speaking with a convenience store worker when men entered the facility and one brandished a gun, according to footage of the incident.

“I turn to go, I sort of walk out, and as I turn around I hear the door open very aggressively,” Kilcer said. “At that point, Spidey’s ‘senses’ were tingling a bit.”

When Kilcer noticed him, he grabbed the gun and hit one of the subjects with a bag he said contained two Gatorades, energy drinks and “a snack.”

“I was actually going to take control of his head and his gun at the same time, and the bag was just heavy and strapped to me, and he smashed it right in the face,” he said.

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The Navy veteran attributed his training to his handling of the incident, saying he was “mentally prepared”.

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Original author: Luc Gentile

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