Jeffrey Kyle Johnson rescued Steven D. Elkins from burning, Urbana, Ohio, September 10, 1982. Steven, 10, was unconscious on the floor of his bedroom in his family’s mobile home, which was aflame. Johnson, 23, truck driver, was attracted by noise and flames and ran to the end of the trailer in which Steven’s bedroom was located. Breaking out a window with his arms, Johnson leaned into the bedroom up to his waist and searched for Steven. After several attempts, he located Steven and pulled him from the trailer. Johnson was unaware of two homemade bombs in the bedroom and 13 others throughout the rest of the trailer. Moments after Johnson and Steven were clear of the trailer, one of the bombs in the bedroom exploded, filling the room with flames. Steven received extensive burns and was hospitalized for two months.
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