The Rescuer Was A Marine

kathyjane(z6VA)April 19, 2011

Remember the story I told you about the woman and one of the two children drowning a few days back?

Listen to this part---the man who rescued the nine-year old boy, left before anyone could thank him. The news kept mentioning the anonymous man who couldn't be found.

Well, he finally came forward.

He is a Marine.

Very low-key and quiet.

He said as he was rescuing the boy, he had the woman's hair clenched in his other hand as she held the little girl.

The water pulled her hair through his fingers and she was gone. He and another man ran along the bank, but the water was just too fast.

Afterwards, the nine year old boy thanked him for saving his life. The Marine could only reach down and kiss his forehead.

He heard the little boy will be ten this weekend, so he left a special birthday card for him at the police station.

He lost his 18-month old daughter in

a drowning accident in 1995.

He said he didn't want another family

to go through what he had.

May there be peace some day for all the suffering families and friends across the nation who were hurt so cruelly by this horrible storm.

Man; I'm a tough old bird, but this one

really caught me off-guard.

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mwoods

me too

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 8:08PM
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gandle(4 NE)

Or losing children for any reason.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 8:11PM
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lilod(NoCal/8)

Wow, I am speechless! So many aspects to this, will think about it for some time. Thanks for posting it, KJ

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 12:04AM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

Oh, my. That hurts my heart. My best wishes to the boy, the hero who saved him and all concerned.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 1:19AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Thanks for posting this, it's heartwarming and sad at the same time.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 7:22AM
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gmatx zone 6

Such loss, such pain. The US has really been hit hard this Spring with so many tragedies from these storms. Prayers for all who have suffered loss.
Mary

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 7:25AM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

Thank you, every one of you----I sincerely believe every thought of compassion, every prayer is heard and all who have suffered through so much is helped in some way----they may not even know it, but the goodness has been released and sent their way.

--and gandle, you said so much in six words....

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 8:02AM
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