Gerald Marshall Fatula saved Justin S. Beck from burning, Blaine, Ohio, March 12, 1987. Justin, 3, was in the living room of his mother’s house when fire erupted on the floor below and filled the house with smoke. Fatula, 26, welder, was driving nearby when he saw smoke coming from the house. Learning that Justin was still inside, Fatula ran into the living room but withdrew because of the dense smoke, which precluded visibility. Dropping to his knees, he entered a second time and found Justin, then returned outside with him.
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