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Frank Edward Ray is shown at his home in July 2001 in Chowchilla, Calif. Ray, the school bus driver hailed as a hero for helping 26 students escape after three men kidnapped the group and buried the entire group in a van underground in 1976 has died. He was 91.

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Driver who was hero in ’76 Calif. bus kidnap dies

The nation called Ed Ray a hero when he led a terrified group of children to safety after they were kidnapped aboard their school bus and held underground for ransom in the summer of 1976.

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