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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:33 AM

2. There's a link to a lovely tribute to her rescuer, written by her father

Sadly, Frank James passed away in March.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20120318/NEWS01/703189924/1685#kelly-daughter-s-protector-now-gone

He covered and stayed with the 24-year-old woman who had been abducted by a stranger and raped and protected her until police and rescuers arrived. After she was saved in hours of surgery, he and his family visited in the hospital.

The woman was our Omaha-born daughter, at the time a first-grade teacher at nearby Fort Hood. On a night of horror that also saw many heroes, Frank was her first. We have stayed in touch over the past decade, honoring his friendship and his role in helping to save Bridget's life.

And now we honor his life, which has ended at 53 far too soon. He will be buried Monday at a military veterans cemetery in Killeen, home of Fort Hood, the largest active-duty armored post in the U.S. Armed Services.


And I believe her attacker was caught and is serving a life sentence.

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