Honor Sought for US Soldier who died in Bronx Fire

NEW YORK — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the Army to posthumously honor a U.S. soldier and native of Ghana who raced repeatedly into a burning New York City apartment building, saving four people before he died in flames that also claimed a dozen other lives.

Army National Guard Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, 28, “was many things: a soldier, an immigrant, a first-generation American, a New Yorker — but above all else he was a hero,” the New York Democrat said in a letter to the Army requesting that Mensah be formally awarded for his sacrifice.

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Source: Verena Dobnik, Army Times