Marathon runner gives shirt to aid victimAP , Associated Press
Apr. 18, 2013 9:13 AM ET
ASHLAND, Mass. (AP) — A 23-year-old runner from Ashland is being hailed as a hero for literally giving the shirt off his back to aid victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Robert Wheeler, a senior at Framingham State University, had just finished the race Monday and was congratulating another runner when the first bomb went off.
Wheeler ran to aid the injured, using his shirt at one point to put pressure on one man's wound. His actions were captured by photographers and the pictures of a shirtless Wheeler appeared in newspapers and on television.
He tells the MetroWest Daily News (http://bit.ly/13og0jo ) he eventually received a marathon T-shirt and a jacket from a volunteer, then walked to a friend's house in Charlestown.
He says he's been inundated with messages from friends who saw the photos.
Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), http://www.metrowestdailynews.com