story by: Emery P. Dalesio and Michael Biesecker, AP
photo courtesy of: Marcus Castro
A decorated Green Beret who returned from his fifth deployment to Afghanistan last summer died Tuesday trying to rescue his two young daughters from their burning home near Fort Bragg. The girls also died in the blaze.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward Cantrell and his wife escaped from the 1 a.m. blaze by jumping from the home’s second floor, the Cumberland County sheriff’s office said. Cantrell then wrapped himself in a blanket and re-entered the burning home in Hope Mills, about 10 miles from the post that is home to the Green Berets and other Special Forces units, sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said.
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