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Saturday, August 06, 2011

The next time you tell your wife/lover you love her : HERE IS THE BAR TO MEASURE YOURSELF AGAINST

Compared to this, EVERYTHING else is total bullshit.

TOTAL BULLSHIT.

HERO: Hideaki Akaiwa

This is Hideaki Akaiwa. When the Tsunami hit his home town of Ishinomaki, Hideaki was at work. Realising his wife was trapped in their home, he ignored the advice of professionals, who told him to wait for the army to arrive to provide search and rescue.

Instead he found some scuba gear, jumped in the raging torrent - dodging cars, houses and other debris being dragged around by the powerful current, any of which could have killed him instantly - and navigated the now submerged streets in pitch dark, freezing water (MARCH, the north pacific, night, remember?) until he found his house. Swimming inside, he discovered his wife alive on the upper level with only a small amount of breathing room, and sharing his respirator, pulled her out to safety.

If he had waited for the army, his wife of 20 years would be dead.

Oh, and if that’s not enough badassery for one lifetime, Hideaki realised his mother was also unaccounted for, so jumped back in the water and managed to save her life also.


BTW, here’s the town

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5 Comments:

Blogger Christine said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this Epa. :)

Saturday, August 06, 2011 4:50:00 pm  
Blogger christian soldier said...

the account - uplifting and encouraging- THANK YOU!1
Carol-CS

Saturday, August 06, 2011 5:38:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing courage and determination! Most inspirational. That lady sure knows how to pick a husband. It immediately brought to mind the astounding service of Roy Benevadez. And since this thread deserves a great video, here ya are:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ7968BbMnU

(Hat-tip IBA? I plum forgets.)

Sunday, August 07, 2011 2:43:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOBODY can tell me the Japanese aren't TOTAL BADASSES!

NO WONDER the Marines had such a tought time with them in WWII.

HOLY SHIT!

Sunday, August 07, 2011 3:15:00 pm  
Blogger rumcrook™ said...

here was another man who rates high on my billy badass scale.

may he rest in peace

http://rumcrook.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/a-real-man-and-how-he-met-his-end/

Monday, August 08, 2011 6:11:00 am  

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