Glynn E. Williams, Sr., rescued Frederick J. Michaelis, Jr., from burning, Shreveport, Louisiana, November 7, 1976. When a violent explosion badly damaged his one-story dwelling and started numerous fires throughout the house, Michaelis, 56, was rendered unconscious in the burning kitchen. Among those attracted was Williams, 61, tire salesman, who ran to the rear of the house, where the door had been blown off. Seeing Michaelis inside, Williams ran through an enclosed patio that was afire and reached the kitchen, the walls of which had buckled. As flames burned overhead, Williams dragged Michaelis through the patio and thence outside. Michaelis was hospitalized, but he died. Williams recovered from burns he had sustained.
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