Charles A. Taylor, 21, appliance packer, helped to save Dorothy E. Jones, 43, from burning, Louisville, Kentucky, June 22, 1966. When her two-door sedan was struck from behind by another vehicle, Mrs. Jones was knocked unconscious as the automobile, its rear section afire, was spun around and stopped against the curb. Fuel spilled on the pavement burned around the sedan with flames 12 to 18 inches high. Lesser flames were beneath the automobile, and those at the back rose four to five feet above the trunk. About 100 persons gathered, but no one went to the aid of Mrs. Jones. Taylor arrived, ran to the right door of the sedan, and opened it. Heat was intense. Taylor placed his knee on the seat and extended much of his body into the sedan. He grasped Mrs. Jones and raised her from the floor onto the seat. Robert E. Greenwell then arrived and ran to alongside Taylor. Each was standing within inches of flames on the pavement and those issuing from beneath the sedan. Greenwell also reached into the automobile and took hold of Mrs. Jones. Taylor and Greenwell lifted Mrs. Jones from the automobile and carried her away from it. They were 70 feet from the sedan when an explosive spread of flames completely enveloped the automobile, rising 10 to 20 feet above it. Mrs. Jones was hospitalized for her injuries and recovered.
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