Video – Airmen, Soldiers rescue woman, children from burning building

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Airmen, Soldiers rescue woman, children from burning building

On Friday, US soldiers and Airmen were shopping at Osan Air Base in  South Korea, when they heard a woman screaming. When they looked up, a woman was holding a toddler out of the window of a burning apartment building in an effort to find a way of escape. The woman had three children, all of whom were in danger of burning to death. reported,

The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade said those involved were soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and airmen from the 51st Fighter Wing at Osan and the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base.


The woman dangled her children from an apartment above this as smoke billowed out – photo via Stripes

No avenue of escape except the window

“All of a sudden I see a lady with the kids trying to get her out, and I was like ‘no no no no’. I just remember the smoke, the black smoke. You’ve got the ashes on you.”Technical Sgt. Stefan Haynes of the 51st Support Squadron

The US service members, and some local Koreans at the scene, grabbed a blanket, folded it in half, pulled it taut. As black smoke billowed out of the window behind them, first the children one by one, and then the woman jumped into it… four floors to the crowd below.

The YouTube video has this story:

Civil engineer Bill Frost captured the incredible footage of a mother and her three children falling from a burning building in Pyeongtaek, South Korea…
The scenario, captured in mobile phone footage, is a mother’s nightmare.
The Enyioko family visit with 1st Sgt. Melanie Scott and Master Sgt. Michael Henry, senior noncommissioned officers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, May 2, 2016 in Songtan. Scott and Henry were among a group of service members who caught Precious Enyioko and her three children, April 29, 2016 as they jumped from the fourth floor of a burning building in Songtan, South Korea…


“What happened that day was amazing. I don’t know how I will explain my thanks.” Prince Enyioko

All four victims, including the children ages 7 months, 3, and 4 were doing well and had only minor injuries.

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