Meet U.S. Army veteran Spc. Glendon Oakley who braved gunfire during El Paso Walmart massacre to carry out crying children

Meet U.S. Army veteran Spc. Glendon Oakley who braved gunfire during El Paso Walmart massacre to carry out crying children
U.S. Army Spc. Glendon Oakley told reporters he picked up as many small kids as he could and hauled them out of the store during Saturday's shooting

Army veteran hailed a hero after braving gunfire during El Paso Walmart massacre to carry out crying children
U.S. Army Spc. Glendon Oakley told reporters he picked up as many small kids as he could and hauled them out of the store Saturday
He's a retired Army veteran originally from Killeen Texas
Oakley told MSNBC he was shopping in a sporting goods store inside the Cielo Vista Mall Saturday when a child came in and said there was an active shooter
He didn't believe the child until he went into the plaza and heard gunshots
While fleeing the scene, Oakley said he noticed a group of panicking children and tried to carry as many out as he could
A police officer momentarily questioned Oakley once he made it out into the parking lot, attempting to make sure Oakley wasn't the shooter

An Army veteran who reportedly rescued several children from the El Paso, Texas mass shooting on Saturday is being hailed as a hero on social media.

U.S. Army specialist Glendon Oakley told reporters he was shopping at a sporting goods store inside the Cielo Vista Mall in West El Paso when the gunman opened fire inside a nearby Walmart.

Oakley's social media pages indicate he is a retired U.S. Army veteran from Killeen, Texas, a city located in the center of the state about 582 miles east of El Paso.

Oakley told an MSNBC reporter that a child came into the sporting goods store where he and others were shopping and said there was an active shooter.

'Me and the guy that works there were like "He's a kid" so we didn't believe him,' Oakley said. 'I walked out the mall to go to Footlocker. I hear "Bop! Bop!"'