True life hero

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Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Miraculously, the 12 youth soccer players and their coach were alive and rescued after 2-1/2 weeks stranded in a flooded Thai cave. While we can rejoice in that outcome, it wasn't without a price.

(T)here was one casualty — a former Thai Navy SEAL who died after entering the cave to lay oxygen tanks along the exit route.

Saman Gunan (alternatively spelled Kunan) has been remembered by his family and people around the world as a hero. The 38-year-old set out on Thursday night last week to deliver three oxygen tanks.

He completed his task, but lost consciousness on the return trip. His diving partner performed CPR but was unable to revive him.
While there is promising news from #Thailand cave rescue mission, I hope everyone takes pause to honor the former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Gunan. He volunteered to help the soccer team, and died underwater delivering oxygen canisters so the boys and their coach could breathe. #Hero — Annie Yu (@AnnieYuFox5) July 8, 2018

It may be of little comfort to Mr. Gunan's loved ones at this point but his heroism is being celebrated as much (if not more so) as the 13 individuals being brought out alive. There aren't many who can leave this earth with that kind of legacy.