Hero Marine who pulls his college friend, sole survivor from Kansas out of a plane crash later dies from injuries.

Austin Anderson, a 27-year-old former marine who completed two tours…

Austin Anderson, a 27-year-old former marine who completed two tours in Iraq, had just graduated from Oral Roberts University with Luce on May 5. Anderson reportedly pulled Luce out of the burning plane, and the two were able to walk to a nearby road for help.

Anderson later died in the hospital, suffering burns over 90 percent of his body.

“It would totally be like Austin’s character,” friend Lauren Rocket told ABC News. “He was such a tough guy, but once you got to know him he was so much a teddy bear.”

Source: Sharde Miller and Kevin Dolak for Good Morning America.

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  • Bogie

    Semper Fi brother,may you rest in peace,remember,Heaven’s streets are guarded by UNITED STATES MARINES.

  • Jman

    Another good guy lost over a very brave act. My prayers and gratitude to this Marine for his service,duty,bravery,and love for his country and fellow man… He passed away with more honor than You or Me…. May he rest in internal peace…

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Hooah thats the way to go out and true to character. God will watch over him