However, I believe that inside a man is an instinct to do what he can to protect those whom he loves. Obeying that instinct is a fundamental right of human existence. It does not matter if a man lives, it is how he lives and dies that is important.
A North Texas man is presumed dead after running into his burning home multiple times
Witnesses told NBC 5 that the homeowner, 65-year-old Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient George Steele, went back into the Decatur mobile home several times to rescue his children, extended family and pets.
Steele's wife, Faith, said he ran into the smoke-filled house one last time to try to help his aunt, who, unbeknown to him, had already escaped through the back window.
Wise County Fire Marshal Chuck Beard said seven people were inside the home in the 200 block of Quail Chase Drive when the fire started at about 3 a.m.George Steele died a man's death, doing a man's job saving his family. It may be that his last trip into a burning building wasn't necessary, the person he went to help got out on their own. Mr. Steele didn't know that at the time. He reckoned his love of his family more valuable than his own life. Seven people could have died. Mr. Steele made sure that didn't happen.