South Carolina native, Citadel alum led U.S. Thailand cave rescue efforts
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) —
A South Carolina native and Citadel alumnus led U.S. military support efforts in the rescue of 12 boys trapped in a flooded Thailand cave.
Maj. Charles D. Hodges is the U.S. mission commander for the Air Force's 353rd Special Operations unit. He's also a 2000 Citadel graduate, and native of Blair, South Carolina, according to The Citadel.
The 12 Thai boys were trapped in a cave in Thailand for nearly two weeks after heavy rains flooded the entrance, making an exit impossible.
All 12 boys were finally rescued Tuesday after a several day effort.