Instinct, basic training helped Marine save his daughter during July 16 attack

Gunnery Sgt. Camden Meyer

She wasn't crying. She didn't really know what was going on. She just knew that we were moving and Dad was carrying her down the hill.

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Camden Meyer jumped on top of his 6-year-old daughter and shielded her from bullets when a lone gunman opened fire on his Lee Highway recruiting office on July 16.

Meyer initially thought someone had thrown a firework into his office when the first bullet hit the wall above his head and a spray of white debris fell on his desk. But then he spotted 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez out the front door, hanging out the side of a silver convertible with an assault rifle aimed at the building.