Joseph J. Willis, 48, engine foreman, saved Herman Frohlich, 81, retired millwright, from being killed by a railroad-car, El Paso, Texas, December 28, 1937. At night Frohlich, who was feeble and had poor eyesight, stood between the rails of a track on which two cars were approaching at a speed of six miles an hour. Willis shouted and ran 60 feet to Frohlich, reaching him when the cars were 20 feet away; thrust his right arm over Frohlich’s shoulder and around his neck; and without pausing ran dragging Frohlich across the track. They barely escaped being struck and fell to the ground, with their feet less than a foot from the rail. The cars passed them at unreduced speed.
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