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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Missouri West Point Cadet Gives Life to Save Someone Else

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FESTUS, Mo. -- In a Missouri town, friends and family are paying tribute to a West Point cadet who sacrificed his own life to save the life of someone else.

West Point cadet, Eagle Scout, athlete and good guy. These are the words used to describe 19 year old Tom Surdyke. His family and friends call him Tommy.

"Tommy's opportunity to be at West Point was an opportunity of a lifetime, and you could see Tommy flourishing while he was there, he truly enjoyed it," says Surdyke's former principal, Karen DeCosty.

The first year cadet lost his life last week after saving a man from a drowning while on vacation in Southampton, New York. He was swept under by a rip current and never recovered. Friends say he always did what he could to help others.

Jerry Woods is his former coach. "He was a great person and great people make great students and great players. And that's Tommy Surdyke. I don't have any daughters, I got three boys, but if had a daughter, he'd be the guy I want to marry my daughter." Continue reading

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