Falcon hockey player Mitch Torrel saves lives in burning building
By Air Force Athletics on December 24, 2011 10:09 AM
Air Force's Mitch Torrel has already shown he's ready for whatever challenges his military career may hold.
The sophomore forward stepped up 21 months ago when he alerted and escorted out some of the 150 elderly residents of a Wenatchee, Wash., assisted living complex during a fire that destroyed one apartment and resulted in the deaths of two of their neighbors.
"Anyone would have done it," the future combat rescue or special tactics officer from Monticello, Minn., replied when told many consider him a hero.