FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The two young daughters of a decorated Green Beret who died trying to rescue them from a burning house near Fort Bragg will be laid to rest with their father at Arlington National Cemetery.
Chief Warrant Officer Edward Cantrell died Tuesday, along with 6-year-old Isabella and 4-year-old Natalia. Authorities said Cantrell leapt from the second floor of the burning home in Hope Mills, then wrapped himself in a blanket and ran inside for his daughters. Only the girl's mother and the family dog survived.
Lt. Col. April Olsen of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command said Thursday a funeral with full military honors will be scheduled later this month.
The 36-year-old Cantrell served five tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, earning four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
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