Huey W. Rich rescued Margaret D. Trigg from burning, Atlanta, Georgia, October 23, 1976. In a house trailer, fire broke out in the living room next to a bedroom in which Margaret, 8, was in a bunk bed. Rich, 45, forced his way into the trailer, where smoke was dense and heat intense. Crawling to a couch at the opposite side of the living room from the spreading flames, Rich failed to find Margaret there. He then crawled to the bedroom and, despite the smoke and heat, continued to the bunk bed. After probing the bottom bunk, he got to his feet and found Margaret unconscious in the top bunk. Rich lifted her from the bunk, put out flames on her hair, and carried her to the outside, where he collapsed. Both Margaret and Rich recovered after treatment at a hospital.
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