Herman Ray Perdue, Jr., rescued Kaneshia D. Harris from burning, El Dorado, Arkansas, November 1, 1991. Kaneshia, 1, was inside her grandmother’s one-story house when fire broke out in the living room. A neighbor, Perdue, 30, salesman, was alerted to the fire and went to the scene. His visibility limited by dense smoke, Perdue entered the burning house through its backdoor and crawled through a bedroom into the kitchen, where he located Kaneshia on the floor. Perdue picked Kaneshia up and, retracing his course, ran outside with her. Kaneshia was treated at the hospital for minor fire-related injuries, and she recovered.
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