...Endo stayed at her post, repeating her warning, until the wave struck. Or, as blogger night rpm described it:
Miki Endo did not let go of her microphone, even during the very moment the black waves of the tsunami engulfed the city, so that every last villager could hear her warning call. One co-worker told Miki’s mother, that he saw Miki being swept away by the tsunami wave.Another survivor, a 61 year-old man named Taeza Haga, told Endo’s mother that the broadcast had saved his live. That he had heard Endo’s voice and immediately jumped in his car and headed for higher ground. He told Endo’s mother:
I heard the voice of your daughter the whole way."
I doubt there's a universal lesson in this. There doesn't need to be one. I will note that it's rare that the people who order the deaths of others ever stay at their posts to save the lives of strangers, when death comes for them. People who can command murder don't ever find themselves in a position to actually save lives, do they?
Maybe there is something to learn, here.