Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Beer: The breakfast of champs

Thought that this was a good way to get the day started.....

A Brooklyn vagrant on a breakfast beer run unexpectedly became the hobo hero of the hour yesterday when he raced into a Brooklyn apartment and rescued a father and two sons. Three other family members including a baby were saved by a selfless firefighter who gave them his oxygen mask. A seventh relative trapped in the blazing apartment was rescued by other firefighters, but later died in a hospital. The homeless man, Andre Nash, 45, kept his wits about him, using a beer-soaked rag as a mask and forcing his way through choking smoke in the burning apartment at the Lafayette Gardens housing project in Fort Greene. Nash admitted that he had just bought two cans of beer at a deli shortly before 8 a.m. when he stumbled upon a hysterical boy begging for help and pointing to the 11th floor, where a panicked mom, Sheohna Taylor, 20, was dangling her 14-month-old son, Roshawon, out the window.
Nash, who often calls a park bench home, raced up to the apartment and, through billowing, black smoke, guided Terence Taylor and his two school-age sons, Brandon and L.T., out into the hall and to safety. “I wasn’t even worried about my life,” Nash said. “I am the guardian angel of the building. I just reacted.”


WOW!!!! I only give props where props are due and they are due! He used a beer soaked towel to mask his face from smoke inhalation. Leave it up to Black people to get THAT creative in desperate situations. I wonder what kind of beer he was drinking. Some OLD ENGLISH? But then again he is homeless so it might have been a 211. You know a 20 ounces of that is only .99 cents. But please let me not wander from the matter at hand... This man Andre Nash, gave a whole new meaning to alcohol being the breakfast of champs. He is one of the great HEROES of Black History Month 2008.

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