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They're still calling the search for those six miners trapped in Utah a rescue effort, but it's been more than three weeks now since the collapse and hope is all but gone of finding the men alive. Rescue workers continue to work on a seventh hole that would let them drop a camera into the mine, but drilling on a bigger, horizontal tunnel stopped on August 16th, after three rescue workers were killed in another collapse. The families, and many of the other miners hold out hope of finding the men. At the very least, they want to bring the bodies out of the mine for a proper memorial. You see similar feelings in other dangerous jobs... Firefighters never leave someone behind, and Marines are well-known for doing whatever it takes to bring their own back home. That's the focus of our show today... The painful transition from rescue to recovery, and why we search. If we have any marines, or firefighters, or miners, or any other job with a firm belief that no one gets left behind, tell us about it. How important is that idea to your ability to do that job?