With the recent Coal Mine Mishap where nine miners were trapped below the ground in raging water,
i heard a movie could be in store for the story. I must say i was shocked. If they are looking for a true
Coal Mine Disaster Story it is in Cherry's Story.
The "mishap" in Pennslyvania took no lives and the miners were trapped for three days unlike eightdays
in the Cherry story, i might add there were 21 men trapped. There may have been "heroes" drilling above ground but they themselves
did not descend in a fiery and smoke filled mine to help save the men. Six successful trips of getting miners out of the Cherry
Coal mine is a story for the ages. When will Hollywood get wind of this Cherry Coal Mine Disaster story?????
The terror of dying below in the coal mines is the same for all miners wether it be in
Pennslyvania or Cherry. I am sure it was extremely nerve racking and frightening to say the least. This is the relationship
of both the Cherry Mine Disaster and the Pennslyvania "mishap". If that feeling of being trapped is to be conveyed it
can be conveyed in the Cherry Story with more men trapped for more than double the time of three days. If a story of
heroism is to be conveyed, the twelve heroes who descended down into the Cherry Coal mine deserve the movie. These heroes
sacrificed their lives on the seventh trip: true martyrs.
We are talking about which story deserves a movie and not about the hell the miners went through
to survive. Should it be a three day survival story or an eight day? Should it be a story where 259 men lost their lives or
zero men? Should it be twelve heroes who sacrificed their lives or a group of men sipping on coffee and donuts while drilling