Daniel S. Anderson rescued Terry L. Patrick from burning, Valdez, Alaska, April 9, 1997. Patrick, 45, was trapped in the cab of his truck, which had overturned onto its driver’s side and caught fire in a highway accident with a pickup truck. That vehicle lay upside down and burning six feet away. A co-worker, Anderson, 41, operations manager, who had been traveling behind Patrick, saw the accident and immediately responded. Despite flames on the outside of the cab of Patrick’s truck and on the highway in the immediate vicinity, Anderson climbed atop the cab and attempted the rescue of Patrick through the passenger door. After falling from the cab, Anderson went to the front of the truck, where he punched and kicked a hole in its wind- shield. He reached inside, grasped Patrick, then pulled him out and dragged him away just before the cab was engulfed by flames. Both men sustained lacerations, minor burns, and smoke inhalation, from which they recovered.
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