South Carolina native, Citadel alum led U.S. Thailand cave rescue efforts

Maj. Charles D. Hodges (Good Morning America, ABC)

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.

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