Bryant Joseph Moravek rescued Henry Muraski from burning, Beaumont, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1979. Muraski, 56, was unconscious inside a burning van that had overturned onto its side in a ditch. Moravek, 21, college student, climbed onto the van and lowered himself through the cargo door. He freed Muraski and climbed out but was unable to lift Muraski through the doorway. Moravek moved into the ditch as conditions worsened. With his back he raised the van; and Muraski’s legs dropped through a window opening. Moravek pulled Muraski out by his legs. Muraski recovered.
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