Bobby D. Gazaway helped to rescue Troy A. McKnight from burning, Burleson, Texas, November 17, 1998. Following a highway accident, McKnight, 39, lay unconscious in the cab of a pickup truck that had overturned onto its passenger side and caught fire. A motorist, Gazaway, 37, electrician, was the first on the scene. Responding to the windshield area of the pickup, Gazaway saw McKnight inside and, shouting for help, attempted to gain entry to the cab by striking the windshield. A man working nearby heard Gazaway and ran to the scene. Kicking and punching the windshield, the man gained access to the cab, into which flames had spread and were growing. As the man began to pull McKnight out of the truck, Gazaway seized McKnight, who was aflame, and together the men removed him. They took McKnight away from the truck, the cab of which was shortly engulfed by flame, and extinguished the flames on his clothing. McKnight was hospitalized for treatment of serious burns and other injury. Gazaway recovered from minor burns to his hands.
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