Edward P. Hendrix rescued Theresa Bentrovato from burning, Bronx, New York, July 14, 1976. In a highway accident, the automobile in which Miss Bentravato, 25, was riding caught fire and flames filled the interior. Hendrix, 27, wrestling coach, ran to a door of the automobile, where flames were issuing from the top of the window opening. Reaching through the opening, Hendrix grasped Miss Bentrovato, who was afire, and pulled her from the vehicle. He then used his jacket to put out the flames on Miss Bentrovato, who was hospitalized for burns she had sustained.
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