Andrew Joseph Frick helped to rescue Ronald E. Sheriff from burning, Lawrence, Kansas, April 21, 1970. A tractor-trailer driven by Sheriff, 23, truckdriver, was involved in an accident and moved from the highway onto grass-covered terrain, where the detached cab of the rig landed upright on the ground alongside the trailer. Escaping fuel caught fire, and flames burned on the trailer and one side of the cab. Frick, 23, sales engineer, ran to the other side of the cab, where another man was trying without success to open the door. Flames increased as the two men then managed to lower the window. Frick reached into the cab, to which flames had spread. He grasped Sheriff and pulled him partially through the window opening. The other man then also took hold of Sheriff, who had suffered extensive burns. Together, Frick and the other man drew Sheriff out of the cab and moved him away from it. About a minute later the flames increased when a fuel tank exploded. Sheriff and Frick recovered from burns they had sustained.
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