Gerald F. Kelty, Jr. helped to rescue Luiz Rodriguez and Iris M. Morales from burning, Matawan, New Jersey, October 25, 1981. Following an accident, Rodriguez, 22, was semi-conscious in the driver’s seat of his burning automobile, and Mrs. Morales, 34, lay pinned in the back-seat area. Despite flames 10 feet high covering the front portion of the auto, Kelty, 27, carpenter, and his brother opened the driver’s door and pulled Rodriguez from the auto. They then returned to it for Mrs. Morales. After some difficulty in freeing her, the men pulled Mrs. Morales from the auto, receiving assistance from two teenagers who had arrived, and carried her away. Mrs. Morales and Rodriguez recovered from their burns.
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