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Green Beret Dies In Fire As He Tries To Desperately Save Two Daughters

Wed, March 7, 2012 12:34pm EDT by 1 Comment
Edward Cantrell Fire

A solider just back from Afghanistan died while trying to save his two young daughters from a deadly fire. So sad.

When their North Carolina home caught on fire, green beret Edward Cantrell and his wife Louise escaped from the home’s second floor, according to The Daily Mail. But when the 36-year-old dad realized his daughters Isabella, 6, and Natalia, 4, were trapped inside, he went back to save them.

Unfortunately, the three perished in the tragic fire. “He never made it back out,” Debbie Tanna, a Sheriff’s spokeswoman says. The bodies were found inside, and the three died from smoke inhalation.

Edward’s wife, Louise, 37, is being treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation.

Isabella was a kindergartner at Ed Baldwin Elementary School, and her principal Todd Yardis says she was very loving.

“She was very loved,” he said. “You could see that in her parents, that she was used to people caring about her.”

Our sympathies go out to the family for the sad loss.

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