- The widow of a former Thai navy SEAL who died during a rescue mission to save a soccer staff trapped in a cave has spoken about the love they shared.
- She recalled that her husband mentioned they might by no means know once they’ll die, “so we need to cherish every day.”
- Saman Gunan died from a scarcity of oxygen whereas volunteering on the cave rescue mission.
- His household and former colleagues have praised him as a charitable and adventurous man.
The widow of Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL who died during the mission to save 12 boys and their coach from a cave, has spoken about her loss.
Gunan died round 1 a.m. on Friday after inserting oxygen tanks by the cave the place a Thai soccer staff had turn into trapped. Sadly the former SEAL, who had left in 2006 however returned as a volunteer on the rescue mission, ran out of oxygen himself as he navigated the treacherous cave.
His widow, Waleeporn Gunan advised the BBC how a lot she adored her “lovely” husband and that he was “the hero of my heart.”
“Every morning before he left for work, we said we loved each other. At midday, we’d text each other to see if the other had had lunch,” Waleeporn mentioned.
“Saman once said we would never know when we would die. We can’t control that so we need to cherish every day,” she mentioned. “It’s like I am lifeless however I am alive. But I use pride to repress my unhappiness. He’s been praised as a hero as a result of of who he was. So I use pride to assist cope with my sorrow.”
Gunan’s father additionally advised the BBC he was very proud of his son’s sacrifice but additionally “very sad too” as a result of he had misplaced his “beloved son.”
Gunan has been praised by his widow and former Thai navy SEALs colleagues as a person who liked to do charity work, triathlons, and adventurous sports activities.
In a tribute to Gunan, The SEALs posted on Facebook that they might “accomplish this mission as you had wished.” On Tuesday night as they rescued the final 4 soccer gamers and their coach, they did simply that.