Bobby G. Blansett, Jr., who saved Linda P. Wright and Michael R. Venters from burning, Phoenix, Arizona, September 14, 1981. Miss Wright, 22, and Venters, 24, were unconscious in the front seat of an automobile that had caught fire after being involved in an accident at night. Despite flames rising 25 feet from the trunk of the car, Blansett, 19, hair stylist, opened its driver’s door, reached inside, and removed Miss Wright. After taking her to safety, he returned to the car and leaned into the passenger side for Venters, who was aflame. Blansett’s hair and shirt caught fire as he removed Venters; he extinguished the flames on both himself and Venters before taking Venters to safety. Venters and Miss Wright recovered from their injuries and burns.
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