She Delivered a Healthy Son—But 4 Months Later, This Army Mom Had to Do the Unthinkable to Save Him

Semantha Bunce was home alone with her 4-month-old son when intruders kicked down the door of her North Carolina home. Her husband was at work, and her daughter was at school.

The 21-year-old was frightened to the corebut that didn’t stop the National Guard combat medic from jumping into action to protect her baby boy.


The young mother was shot twice by the attacker but still heroically fought for her own life and the life of her son.

She ran with the baby up to her bedroom where she found her husband’s legally-owned gun.

Semantha exchanged fire with the attackers and warded them out off her home, but she was seriously wounded.

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“I think it was a shock to the intruders just as much as it was to her,” her husband Paul told WSOC-TV.

She ran her baby, Bentley, up to her bedroom and grabbed Paul's legally owned gun. When the men started shooting at her in the stairwell, she fired back through the bedroom door.

Her friend and fellow National Guardsman, Holly said, ‘To know that I know somebody that is that strong-willed and that much of a fighter is unbelievable.’


She is still in the hospital recovering and will need at least one more surgery. But for Semantha, taking a bullet was more than worth it to save her baby.


A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Bunce family, and over $40,000 in financial support has poured in within the last week.

The family and surrounding community is eternally grateful for this mother’s undaunted courage in the face of danger.

Many prayers in speedy recovery for this warrior mama bear!

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