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Marine shielded daughter during July 16th shooting attack

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A Marine Corps investigation into the deadly July 16th shootings in Chattanooga reveals a U.S. Marine acted fast to shield his young daughter, and possibly saved the life of a colleague.

The Marine Times reports Gunnery Sergeant Camden Meyer was in his office with his six-year old daughter and Sergeant Winfield Thompson when

Muhammad Abdulazeez opened fire at the Lee Highway Recruiting Center.

Meyer covered his daughter's body with his own on the floor and yelled at Thompson to get down.

Meyer told investigators he waited for Abdulazeez to pause to reload.

When he did, Meyer picked up his daughter, told Thompson to run and all three made it out the back door safely.

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