Community rides for soldier's widow

April 18, 2012 2:15:21 PM PDT
The Fort Bragg community came together Saturday to honor one of their own who died in a fire, along with his two daughters.

Special Forces soldier Duane Cantrell was killed in March while trying to save his two daughters from his burning Hope Mills home. The 4 and 6-year-olds also did not survive the blaze.

The only survivor from the fire was Cantrell's wife, Louise.

Saturday, military bikers rode in honor of Duane and took donations to benefit Louise.

"We're all a pretty tight knit group - we look after our own, look after their families no matter what. And it's just important for us to continue to do that. That's what we do. We're one big family," Maj. Jay Reyes said.

The ride took soldiers down Bragg Boulevard and past the house where so much was lost, including a military brother.

"He's a hero in every sense of the word. Anybody would like to wish they'd do the same thing in the circumstances that he was in," Special Forces soldier Patrick Wylie said.

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