Glenn F. Rodgers rescued David A. Ross from burning, Jacksonville, Florida, January 3, 1985. Ross, 31, was asleep on the couch in the den of Rodgers’ house when fire broke out in that room. Rodgers, 47, machine operator, had already fled the burning house but re-entered it for Ross, who was disoriented. Despite the dense smoke and intense heat, Rodgers crawled through two rooms to the burning den, where he seized Ross and dragged him out of the house to safety. Ross was hospitalized for extensive burns to his arms, back, feet, and neck. Rodgers recovered from smoke inhalation and lesser burns.
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