February 19, 2003

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN:

The heroes (AFP, FEB 20, 2003)
More commuters might have died if not for two engineers who sacrificed their own lives to save others trapped in the underground subway fire.

Mr Chang Dae Sung, 37, and Mr Kim Sang Man, 32, led panicky passengers by the hand up the stairs to safety. Then they turned back to help more.

But their second trip was one way. [...]

'We are taking shelter with some 10 other passengers inside the machinery room,' one of them said in a phone call to subway colleagues.

When rescuers finally reached the scene, their bodies were found huddled close to the rest inside the room.


If they were Americans their names would be on all our tongues. We honor their courage and their sacrifice. Posted by Orrin Judd at February 19, 2003 9:14 PM
Comments

These people and people like them everywhere are role models and give everyone something to aspire to. Yet here we have a fetish about rock stars, sports figures and Hollywood idiots. How many Americans can name even one of the policemen or firemen that died at the WTC sacrificing their lives for others?

Posted by: Thomas J. Jackson at February 21, 2003 12:26 AM
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