George Richard Vorhies rescued Roy H. Wesley from burning, Florence, Kentucky, January 19, 1983. Following an accident involving his tractor-trailer, Wesley, 45, was pinned, unconscious and aflame, in the wreckage of his truck’s cab. Vorhies, 44, truck driver, ran to the cab, disregarding the flames surrounding it. With difficulty, he removed Wesley and began to carry him away as one of the truck’s fuel tanks exploded, sending flames over both men. Vorhies fell to the ground and extinguished flames first on himself and then on Wesley. Wesley recovered from extensive third-degree burns, and Vorhies from lesser ones.
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