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    NC Special Forces soldier dies trying to save kids

    God Bless this family:

    A decorated Green Beret, Chief Warrant Officer Edward Cantrell, special forces paratrooper who served six tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, jumped from the second-story of his burning home, wrapped himself in a blanket and ran back inside in an attempt to save his two young daughters.

    Firefighters recovered his body on the second floor of his Hope Mills NC home, near remains of 6-year-old Isabella and 4-year-old Natalia. His wife, another person & the family dog survived.



    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120306/D9TB8RQ00.html

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    All gave some and some gave all.

    Chief Warrant Officer Edward Cantrell is the embodiment of hero; it would just be so much better if he were here with his family today.

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    I saw this story covered on HLN today and it broke my heart.

    "When Bad Things Happen to Good People"

    RIP, Edward Cantrell...a true hero in life as in death

    Condolences to his widow...there are no words.

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    This is so unspeakably sad and tragic ... he served six tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. My prayers and condolences to his wife and other loved ones.

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    So tragic.

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    Soldier who died trying to rescue daughters to be buried at Arlington

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    A decorated U.S. soldier who died while unsuccessfully trying to rescue his daughters from their burning North Carolina home will be buried alongside the girls at the Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. http://www.ktbs.com/news/Soldier-who...z/-/index.html



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