Miner Vows To Watch Over Family From Beyond At a press conference Friday, President Obama read from a letter written by miner Josh Napper to his mother, girlfriend and young daughter. Napper apparently had been sent home early Friday because of concerns about ventilation at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. In his letter, apparently written over the weekend, he tells his family he would be looking down from heaven if anything happened to him. Napper died in the explosion Monday.

Miner Vows To Watch Over Family From Beyond

Miner Vows To Watch Over Family From Beyond

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At a press conference Friday, President Obama read from a letter written by miner Josh Napper to his mother, girlfriend and young daughter. Napper apparently had been sent home early Friday because of concerns about ventilation at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. In his letter, apparently written over the weekend, he tells his family he would be looking down from heaven if anything happened to him. Napper died in the explosion Monday.

MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

One of the miners who died in the blast was 25-year-old Josh Napper. And today, President Obama read from a letter that Mr. Napper had left for his mother and girlfriend.

P: If anything happens to me, I'll be looking down from heaven at you all. I love you. Take care of my baby. Tell her that Daddy loves her. She's beautiful. She's funny. Just take care of my baby girl.

BLOCK: Mr. Napper, his cousin and his uncle were among those killed in the explosion on Monday.

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