Kenneth Lamb saved Carol L. Huff and her three children, aged two, four, and nine, from burning, Watsonville, California, June 2, 1967. Mrs. Huff, 25, and her children were asleep in a second-floor bedroom of a very old two-story frame dwelling when fire broke out on the ground floor. Lamb, 24, farmhand was passing and noticed the flames. He ran to the back door and entered the kitchen. Smoke was dense. Passing within five feet of flames, he ran into the living room and thence to a hall from which a stairway led to the second floor. The flames spread rapidly as Lamb ascended the stairs and ran to the room of a lodger. Lamb awakened the man and then ran to Mrs. Huff’s bedroom. After rousing her and the children, Lamb led them to the stairway. Flames on the stairs blocked their path to the first floor. Lamb led Mrs. Huff and the children into the lodger’s room, where he broke the glass in a window. Although he suffered a severe out on his forearm, Lamb aided Mrs. Huff and the three children out the window, and they dropped to the ground. By that time the flames had reached the bedroom. The lodger and then Lamb jumped from the window. Soon afterward the roof caved in. The house burned to the ground. Lamb was hospitalized for the cut on his arm, which healed.
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