Harmon Ray Block, Jr., helped to rescue Clyde E. Allison from an attacking bull, Port Neches, Texas, October 12, 1997. Allison, 67, was in a pen herding free-range cattle onto a river barge when he was knocked to the ground and gored by a three-year-old bull weighing 1,000 pounds. Assisting with the job, Block, 40, carpenter, was seated atop the fence that enclosed the pen. He jumped into the pen and approached the bull from behind, then kicked and struck the bull. Distracted, the bull ceased its attack on Allison and chased Block. As Block and the bull circled the pen, another man who had entered the enclosure aided Allison to his feet, then climbed with him over the fence to safety. Block too climbed the fence to safety as the bull butted him. Allison was hospitalized overnight for treatment of severe wounds that required more than 200 stitches. He recovered.
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