Felipe Gutierrez, Jr., helped to rescue G. Stephen Connatser and his wife, Laura N., from burning, Round Mountain, Texas, July 10, 1971. Connatser, 24, commercial artist, and his wife, also 24, were involved in a highway accident and trapped inside their automobile, which had upset onto its right side. Flames broke out, and there was an explosion at the fuel tank. Gutierrez, 23, plumber’s helper, ran to the burning vehicle to aid the occupants, as did two other men. The left door was opened; and Connatser was pulled from the automobile. He, Gutierrez, and the other two men then righted the vehicle. When the passenger door was opened, Gutierrez, Connatser, and the other men removed Mrs. Connatser, who was unconscious. Soon afterward flames engulfed the vehicle. The Connatsers recovered from their injuries and burns.
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