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Navy Veteran Describes Finding WW2 Veteran Freezing in Snow: ‘Divine Appointment’

Feb. 20, 2016 2:13pmMichael Mason

Charlie Cook, a World War II veteran, was found lying in the road by his neighbor’s home in Chesterfield, Virginia Saturday morning with a thin layer of snow collecting on him.

Ray Kunze and his 15-year-old son Logan rescued the veteran after he had collapsed during the height of a blizzard.

“I’m the luckiest guy in the world,” Cook said.

The Kunze family moved just up the block from Cook about seven months ago, but their first hellos came during the blizzard.

Cook said he was down “for at least ten minutes.”

Ray Kunze and Logan Kunze help Charlie Cook to his home after finding him hurt and covered in snow

Ray, a retired Navy medic was out enjoying the snow with him family when he heard a faint “Help me.” He said it’s scary to think that his neighbor could have frozen to death, or gotten run over.

“He told us he had been laying there and he asked God to send help, then we rounded the corner,” Kunze said.

Just minutes earlier, Kunze said he and his family were about to walk in the opposite direction, but instead he listened to his wife Rachel, who suggested they walk the circle near their home.

That’s when they came across Cook, covered in snow on the ground near a mailbox.

Cook said his prayers were answered when Kunze and his family walked up. Kunze called it a “Divine Appointment.”

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Comments (14)

  1. TomasSISI

    Like the old song goes: “His eye is on the sparrow…”

    February 21, 2016
    1. SEC

      and he’s clearly good a prepositioning resources too

      February 21, 2016
  2. Nightbane

    The Universe will show you when you’d missed good neighbours.

    February 21, 2016
    1. SEC

      That is so

      February 21, 2016
  3. Munkyman

    The next county South of me. We usually don’t say much nice about them down there but, I guess this’ll have to be an exception.

    February 21, 2016
    1. SEC

      oh dear don’t hurt yourself

      February 21, 2016
  4. smitty45

    Fate intervened ,, WWII Navy veteran saved by younger Navy Veteran.

    February 21, 2016
    1. SEC

      yes

      February 21, 2016
  5. BostonBill

    We should all be so lucky, not many people ever get the chance to truly experience what it feels like to be directly involved in helping someone in a situation like that. It is a life changing experience not only for the person saved but for the saver (s). It’s why people that have experienced it don’t consider themselves hero’s. It has to do with the inner feelings, it’s hard to explain exactly what it feels like, even to someone else that has had that inner feeling. I hope that one day any of you that read this gets to experience that feeling.

    February 21, 2016
  6. rebecca2013

    God Bless….

    February 21, 2016
    1. SEC

      truly

      February 21, 2016
  7. noahbody

    God was looking out for him…

    February 21, 2016
  8. briton

    The Lord moves in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.

    April 03, 2016
    1. SEC

      and most of the time we don’t take notice

      April 03, 2016