Charles M. Perry, 56, powderman, saved M. Joan and June S. Copley, both 3, from being killed by a train, Crum, West Virginia, October 26, 1930. Joan and June stood between the rails of a track on which a passenger train was approaching at a speed of 45 m.p.h. Perry ran 150 feet to a point between them, grasped one with each hand, lifted them, stepped over the rail, and dropped down on one knee and bent over to avoid being struck by overhanging parts of the locomotive. The locomotive was then 15 feet from him. He pushed the child held in his right hand farther from the track and pulled the other child in the clear as the locomotive passed at a speed of not less than 25 m.p.h.
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