1. Alex Sullivan
Alex Sullivan was planning to have a great weekend celebrating his 27th birthday and his first wedding anniversary that was coming up Sunday. His last Facebook update reads “#TheDarkKnightRises OMG COUNTING down till it start cant wait going to be the best birthday ever.”
A photograph of theater shooting victim Alex Sullivan and his wife Cassie are shown, Saturday, July 21, 2012, at a memorial near the movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
3. Matt McQuinn
Matt McQuinn died shielding his girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, from the bullets sprayed by the gunman. Yowler survived and is recovering after undergoing surgery. McQuinn’s family’s lawyer credited McQuinn and Samantha’s brother with saving the woman’s life.
4. John Larimer
Larimer was a U.S. Navy sailor. His commander Jeffrey Jakuboski said “I am incredibly saddened by the loss of Petty Officer John Larimer — he was an outstanding shipmate. A valued member of our Navy team, he will be missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to John’s family, friends and loved ones, as well as to all victims of this horrible tragedy.”
5. Jessica Ghawi (Redfield)
Ghawi, 24, who wrote under the name Jessica Redfield, interned at Mile High Sports Radio and wrote for the sports website Busted Coverage. She was an avid hockey fan who moved to Colorado to follow her dream of being a sports reporter. Her last blog entry was about escaping a mall shooting in Toronto.
Veronica just started swimming lessons. Her great aunt said “She was excited about life as she should be. She’s a 6-year-old girl.” Her 15-year-old cousin said “She was just a radiant happy, little girl. She was just so happy. She could brighten anyone’s day.” Veronica’s mother Ashley was also seriously wounded and is in critical condition at the hospital.
An Air Force statement released today said 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress was among the 12 killed.
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