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Chilean Miners Kept it Together Through Faith, Letters to Their Wives (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 23rd 2010 8:45PM
Six of the Chilean miners who survived being trapped underground for 69 days sat down for an exclusive interview on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weeknights, 10PM ET on CNN.) Cooper asked the men how they fought off despair during their ordeal.

"We used many things, especially faith; we also relied on the experience of the older miners, and had to remain united; we relied deeply on each other," explained one of the miners through an interpreter.

Then Mario Gomez, who is the oldest of the miners, explained how he wrote a letter to his wife of 32 years, telling her that if he made it out of the mine alive, he would give her the church wedding they never had.

We're pretty sure this little romantic detail will be featured prominently in all upcoming dramatizations of the mining accident.

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