Curtis Eugene Kunze rescued Donnie A. Waymire from burning, Fanshawe, Oklahoma, June 23, 1983. Following a highway accident, Waymire, 26, lay trapped and burning in the cab of his overturned pickup truck. His passenger, Kunze, 25, roughneck, broke a window and escaped. Despite spreading flames in the cab, which contained ammunition, and having sustained fractured vertebrae in the accident, Kunze re-entered the cab and freed Waymire’s leg, which was burning. Kunze backed from the truck pulling Waymire moments before the truck was demolished by an exploding fuel tank. Both men were hospitalized for their injuries.
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