Los Angeles CPA Robert Nimmons did not expect to live to one day walk his only daughter down the aisle. But during the last weekend of June, 2014, he did, thanks to the brave rescue actions of veteran Hollywood actor Grand L. Bush.
“It was, indeed, an honor and privilege to finally watch Bob escort his daughter down the aisle,” said Bush. “I'm glad I was there to help save his life.”
The former strangers met for the first time on March 21, 1993, when the 'Die Hard' film star rescued Nimmons from a real-life shooting incident on Crescent Heights Boulevard in L.A. The mad gunman was still in clear sight when Bush heroically came to the aid of the critically-injured man.
With blood spurting from a gaping bullet wound to his chest, Nimmons was placed in the car Bush was driving. The actor, who portrayed the first Balrog in the action movie 'Street Fighter,' then raced through stop lights to rush the married father-of-two to the nearest trauma center in Beverly Hills.
For his valiant effort in the face of imminent danger, Bush received a ‘Courageous Citizen’ award from then-L.A. District Attorney Gil Garcetti in 1994. Thanks to Bush and the emergency room staff members at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Nimmons, now 77, was able to walk his daughter down the aisle in a picturesque wedding ceremony that took place at Vineyard View Ranch in Santa Rita Hills, CA, on June 28, 2014.
"The greatest reward for me was being in the right place at the right time to help change the destiny of a strong, hard-working and dedicated family man," said Bush. "We are now bonded for life."
Bush took a hiatus from acting in 2003, graduating from medical school in 2010. He is currently an active member of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, with disciplines in both vascular and abdominal technology. Most recently, Bush filmed a national television spot for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Nimmons, now semi-retired, currently lives in Simi Valley with his wife, Edee.