Green Beret Die's trying to save Daughter's - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 6th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #1
BadMoonRacing500
Freedom isn't Free
 
BadMoonRacing500's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-11-10
Location: Harbor Springs MI
Posts: 777
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Green Beret Die's trying to save Daughter's

Saw this and had to post it being a father and proud of everyone that has served this country. My thoughts and prayers go out the family of Chief Warrant Officer Edward Cantrell.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...6pLid%3D141073





__________________
If brains were gasoline, you wouldn't run a piss-ants go-cart, two laps around a Cheerio.
BadMoonRacing500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old March 6th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #2
tctrojan17
Sexy and I know it.
 
tctrojan17's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-21-10
Location: traverse city
Posts: 888
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

terribly sad.
tctrojan17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 6th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #3
bbaXJ
Yooper In Training
 
bbaXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-29-06
Location: Fowlertucky, MI
Posts: 4,816
iTrader: (62)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to bbaXJ
Default

Terrible news. I can't imagine what it's like for the wife/mother to lose everyone
bbaXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #4
mideerslayer
NEVER GIVE UP!
 
mideerslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-27-06
Location: Clinton Township
Posts: 3,836
iTrader: (29)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Sad indeed, it goes to show what type of man he was. Trying to save his 2 kids like that makes him a hero and a True father. RIP
mideerslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #5
marshall
locally famous
 
marshall's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-12-11
Location: mayville MI
Posts: 3,012
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

that just ruined my day. terrible
marshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #6
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 31,093
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Default

I can't even finish the whole article....RIP
kickstand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 08:14 AM   #7
7.3X
Fullsize support vehicle
 
7.3X's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-02-09
Location: Hartland, Mi.
Posts: 1,363
iTrader: (18)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

RIP. You are are true hero and father.
7.3X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #8
ouchman
Senior Member
 
ouchman's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-11-06
Location: Burton, MI.
Posts: 2,315
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to ouchman Send a message via Skype™ to ouchman
Default

Quote:
HOPE MILLS, N.C. A decorated Green Beret leapt from the second-story of his burning home early Tuesday, wrapped himself in a blanket and ran back inside in an attempt to save his two young daughters.

Firefighters recovered the body of Chief Warrant Officer Edward Cantrell on the second floor of his North Carolina home, not far from the remains of 6-year-old Isabella and 4-year-old Natalia.

"He never made it back out," said Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County sheriff's office.

Cantrell's wife and the girl's mother, Louise, also jumped from the second floor. She was treated and released from a Fayetteville hospital for smoke inhalation. The family dog, a Rottweiler named Sasha, also survived the fire.

Cantrell was a special forces paratrooper who served six tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Friends and relatives gathered to recover what they could from burned-out house in Hope Mills, a small community about a 20-minute drive from the gates of Fort Bragg.

The house, which featured a broad front porch with tall columns, was built in 1920. Tanna said the old home's timbers were likely very dry, causing a fast-moving blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A sign at the end of the driveway blocked with yellow police tape says "The Cantrells Est. Feb. 7, 2004." Bouquets of flowers and two teddy bears had been placed nearby.

Firefighters from Cotton Volunteer Fire Department, which is less than two miles away, were on the scene within four minutes of receiving the dispatch call. Assistant Chief Kevin Dove said the house was already engulfed in flames.

"They perished before our arrival," said Dove, a veteran firefighter. "It was horrible."

Cantrell, 36, was a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg. He held the rank of chief warrant officer 2, which authorized Cantrell to lead half of his 12-member Green Beret team if it was split up, said Lt. Col. April Olsen, a spokeswoman for Army Special Forces Command.

Records show Cantrell joined the Army in 1994, listing a home address in Plant City, Fla. He had one combat deployment to Iraq and five to Afghanistan, returning from the last mission in August, Olsen said.

His record included four Bronze Stars and one Purple Heart, awarded for wounds suffered in a war zone, Olsen said.

"There are no words to express the sorrow felt in our close-knit community when a family suffers such a tragedy," the command said on its Facebook page.

Family members declined interview requests, as did a soldier who served with Cantrell.

Isabella attended nearby Ed V. Baldwin Elementary School. Principal Todd Yardis said the girl's teacher and a grief counselor broke the news of what happened to her classmates shortly after they arrived in the morning.

Yardis said both Cantrell parents had been very active at the school, with Edward Cantrell sometimes stopping by in his Army uniform. He recounted how excited the young girl was when her father returned home from his most recent tour of duty.

"Bella was a very happy, loving girl," Yardis said. "She was one of those students who would run up and hug you around the leg when you passed her class in the hall."

Yardis said Cantrell was a hero for trying to save his girls. The father had recently spoken about retiring from the service, rather than returning overseas and being separated from his family again.

"He talked about wanting to get out of the military and opening his own business," Yardis said. "He wanted to open a tattoo parlor."

Cindy Jacobs, who works at an assisted living home next door, said Louise Cantrell ran to the facility during the fire to get the staff to call 911. Jacobs said she knew the family, especially the mother, who would often stop to make small talk as she drove by. The two girls were often in the car or outside playing.

"She was with those girls all the time," said Jacobs, the executive director of the ARC of Hope Mills. "It's so sad. I can't imagine what she's going through."

Jacobs said she learned Edward Cantrell was in the military when investigators visited to ask about him as part of the procedure for getting a top secret security clearance.

"We knew he was Special Forces," Jacobs said. "He was just a heck of a guy. Very, very friendly."

The girls were energetic children, said Jacobs, who has an active-duty son in the Navy and whose husband is a civilian employee at Fort Bragg. "They were just adorable little girls," she said.
__________________
support the sport- www.GLFWDA.org - member

Quote:
Dear Travelers,
You won't see London and you won't see France, until we see your underpants!
Sincerely, TSA Officers
ouchman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #9
GreaseMonkey
Senior Member
 
GreaseMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: Madison Heights, MI
Posts: 17,984
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Very sad.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerryann View Post
I am not a lesbian but if I was I would do her.
GreaseMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #10
jeepinmichguy
WALMART WOLVERINE
 
jeepinmichguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-22-09
Location: Lillian, Alabama
Posts: 384
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Rip......
jeepinmichguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #11
BlooMule
pew pew
 
BlooMule's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-08-05
Location: a mile from the shithole
Posts: 25,046
iTrader: (12)
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Default

The fact that he was a Green Beret has little to do with his actions. Any father would rush into a burning house to save his kids.


Those who know me know why I say this- it is no disrespect to this man.


RIP to a father first, Green Beret second.
__________________
-rw-rw-rw
BlooMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:08 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.23177 seconds with 53 queries