Hero Soldier Who Just Got Home For the Holidays Lost His Life Saving Others in Apartment Fire

On Thursday, a National Guard soldier who came home for the holidays died after an apartment building in the Bronx went up in flames. At least 12 other people lost their lives.

28-yrar-old Emmanuel Mensah did a selfless and heroic act- he gave his life to save others! Mensah returned to his apartment for the first time after joining the Army a year ago, but he died heroically after he rushed into the apartment building to save several other lives.

Emmanuel’s mother Kwabena Mensah said: “That’s his nature. He was trying to help people out from the fire, and unfortunately he lost his life. He tried to do his best.”

The fire began in an apartment on the first floor and was caused by a 3-year-old playing with the burners on the kitchen stove while his mother was in the other room.

The mother grabbed her two kids and fled the apartment. However, she left the door open, and fire officials said that caused the apartment to act like a chimney and allowed the fire to spread.

In a statement, Emmanuel’s father said: “I understand when the fire was [going] he was trying to rescue . . . he had two or three people out. He just came for the holidays.”

He added: “He helped his roommate’s wife and children, they were trying to come out to the stairs and he stopped them.”

“He told them to come out the window… Then he went in and tried to rescue people out.”

This is a true American hero. How very sad it cost him his life, but the lives he saved are his memorial.

This man did the service proudly. He is someone who loved his country and other human life. His death is a tragedy. Remember him when you think about “taking a knee” when they play the national anthem in honor of these men.

Thank You For Your Service & For Your Sacrifice Emmanuel.

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Natalie Dagenhardt

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