Gary Frank Day saved Homer Hopson and John P. Beeman and helped to save Jack West and Ronald Hanson from burning, Ducor, California, December 3, 1980. Hopson, 55, Beeman, 28, West, 28, and Hanson, 33, were passengers in a pick-up truck that caught fire after an accident. Day, 24, construction foreman, had been in the truck but escaped from it. He returned to the truck as flames fed under it, along its right side, and inside its cab, and removed Hopson and Beeman. Aided by another man, he removed West. As flames increased, Day and the other man entered the truck to remove Hanson. Day recovered from burns he sustained In the rescue.
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