Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 9:26am.

HOPE MILLS, NC (AP) -- A Special Forces soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan and his two young daughters are dead after he tried to rescue them from their burning home near a North Carolina military post. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Edward Cantrell and his daughters, 6-year-old Isabella and 4-year-old Natalia, all died in the fire early Tuesday near Fort Bragg. Spokeswoman Debbie Tanna says Edward Cantrell and his wife, 37-year-old Louise Cantrell, escaped by jumping from the home's second floor. But Edward Cantrell wrapped himself in a blanket and re-entered the burning home in Hope Mills, about 10 miles from the post that is home to the Green Berets and other Special Forces units. Edward Cantrell is a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group. Louise Cantrell is being treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation. (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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