Jefferey L. Green saved Joseph C. Johnson from burning, Hilliard, Ohio, July 17, 1995. Johnson, 25, was asleep in a bedroom of his one-story home after fire erupted in a closet in the hall. A neighbor, Green, 35, equipment operator, saw smoke issuing from the house and responded to the scene. He pounded on the house and yelled to rouse any occupants, then entered through the front door and conducted a search in dense smoke, which precluded visibility. After exiting for air, Green heard Johnson, whom he had awakened. He re-entered the house for Johnson, who then collapsed to the hall floor opposite the burning closet. Green crawled to him, established a hold on him, then dragged him through the living room and outside to safety. Johnson received hospital treatment for smoke inhalation, and he recovered.
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