Chester Arthur Burdick helped to save Adelaide L. and Charles S. Berry from burning, North Adams, Massachusetts, November 16, 1978. Adelaide, 17, and her brother Charles, 18, were trapped in a pickup truck which had flipped over onto its top on the highway and caught fire from spilled gasoline. Burdick, 56, ran through scattered flames on the pavement and tried both doors without success. He then ran to the truck’s rear and lifted it as Adelaide and Charles, by kicking, forced open one door. Running to that door and standing among scattered flames, Burdick helped Adelaide and Charles to get out of the truck. All three persons sustained minor burns.
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