Friends remembered: Ronald W. Miracle

friends remembered
Ronald W. Miracle

Ronald W. Miracle, 68, of St. Charles, Mo., died May 20, 2017.  Miracle was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1991 after he saved a woman from a burning car on September 29, 1989 in Mesa, Ariz.  Despite growing flames and heavy smoke, Miracle entered the vehicle and seized the semi-conscious woman, pulling her to safety, as flames engulfed the interior of the car. Miracle sustained smoke inhalation, but he recovered.  Miracle was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War and continuing on as a staff sergeant in the army for the 20 years that followed.