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Thumbs up Immigrant US Soldier Hailed as Hero in Funeral After NYC Fire Read Full Article Here

Immigrant US Soldier Hailed as Hero in Funeral After NYC Fire
By Eric Mack | Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 01:13 PM

Firefighters battle a 7-alarm fire on January 2, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The fire, which started around 5:30 a.m. on a frigid Tuesday, is believed to have started on a first floor furniture store before overtaking the entire building. There were numerous injuries reported from the morning fire which took over 200 firefighters to control.

A U.S. soldier and immigrant from Ghana who died in New York City's deadliest fire in 25 years was hailed a hero in his funeral Saturday, as The Army National Guard Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah also posthumously received two medals of valor Friday before his funeral, according to CBS News.

Mensah, 26, was among the 13 deaths victims aged from one to 63 in the Bronx fire after repeatedly going back into the burning building to help save lives, according to reports.

"According to those who saw him, he came out about three times helping people out and then the fourth time he went back to help, he didn't come back," his uncle, Twun Bredu, reportedly said in December.

The fire was reportedly started by a 3-year-old playing with a stove in the five-story apartment building.%%

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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