John Carl Eichorn saved Hannah B. Condon from an impending explosion, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, August 10, 1962. When Mrs. Condon, 55, lost control of her two-door sedan, the vehicle veered into a service station, struck and broke off a gasoline pump, and burst into flames. John, 15, schoolboy, ran 60 feet to the automobile, on which flames about nine feet high burned over the right side and the back end. Flames fed by gasoline leaking from the broken pump and the sedan’s fuel line burned beneath the automobile. Although he feared an explosion, John opened the left door, leaned into the automobile, and saw Mrs. Condon lying unconscious on the floor with her head against the right door. John rested his knees on the doorsill, leaned into the sedan, and took hold of Mrs. Condon. Backing out of the automobile, he drew her after him and dragged her 35 feet away. A man aided him in taking her farther from the burning vehicle. Mrs. Condon recovered.
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