Kenneth G. Hunsaker, 38, feed-mill operator, rescued Anna M. Hornecker, 69, from burning, Camp Point, Illinois, March 12, 1948. Flames from a stove ignited the clothing of Miss Hornecker and spread to the walls of the kitchen of her home. Hunsaker, who was crippled in one leg and could walk only short distances without a cane, reached the house and upon being told that Miss Hornecker was inside forced open the front door. He was unfamiliar with the interior and crawled groping in dense smoke along the walls of two rooms. The smoke caused Hunsaker to cough violently. Guided by moans of Miss Hornecker, he found her inert on the floor. Freeing her arm, which had become entangled in the rungs of a chair, Hunsaker crawled dragging her back through the two rooms. Near the front door he called for aid. Another man entered, and he and Hunsaker carried Miss Hornecker to the porch. Firemen extinguished the flames in the kitchen. Miss Hornecker was burned and had inhaled smoke. She was taken to a hospital and died four days later. Hunsaker had inhaled smoke but recovered.
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