Edward F. Randolph rescued Nanette S. Cason and helped to rescue Steven K. Starwalt from burning, Springfield, Ilinois, June 3, 1978. A vehicle containing Nanette, 17, and Starwalt, 24, veered from the highway and crashed into a tree, rupturing the fuel tank. Flames appeared at the rear end, both inside and outside. Randolph, 49, chief test engineer, ran to the driver’s door, which could not be opened, and reached into the vehicle. He pulled Nanette out and then was aided by another man in removing her to safety. As the flames increased, Randolph returned to the door and was joined there by a dental technician. Randolph reached into the vehicle and pulled Starwalt partially through the window opening. The technician extended one arm into the window opening to assist. Starwalt was pulled out and taken some distance away. By then the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames. Nanette and Randolph suffered lesser burns than Starwalt, who required hospitalization.
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