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A New York Army National Guard Soldier Died After Running Into The Massive Bronx Apartment Fire THREE Times To Pull People Out To Safety

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ZBT tweeted this out  last night but just wanted to make sure it got on the blog.  As long as I’m around here, a story like this will get as much publicity as humanly possible.

ARMY TIMESA New York Army National Guard soldier died after saving four others in a massive apartment fire in the Bronx borough of New York City on Dec. 28, the Army confirmed Tuesday.

Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, 28, is credited with returning to the burning building three times to rescue family and other residents, before ultimately succumbing to the flames as well, according to detectives assigned to the New York Police Department’s 48th Precinct. 

In the aftermath, New York City Mayor William DeBlasio praised Mensah, who was born in Ghana but was a permanent legal resident of the United States.

“Private Emmanuel Mensah was a first generation immigrant, a soldier, and a New Yorker. He gave his life rescuing his neighbors in the Bronx fire. His heroism exemplifies the best of our city. Rest in peace,” DeBlasio wrote on Twitter.

I mean this should be read and shared by everyone on the internet.  Fuck dumb viral videos and weird news stories.  The story of Emmanuel Mensah and his incredible life and the way it ended should be the most viral thing people read today.

The New York Fire Department responded to the five-alarm fire in a little over three minutes, according to the department.

When first responders were finally able to breach the building, they found Mensah’s remains. Based on the position of his body, he was still working to rescue people, according to statements provided to the New York Army National Guard.

American hero in every sense of the words.