Larry Dunaway rescued Mark J. Steele from suffocation, Geneva, Ohio, November 8, 1981. Mark, 3, lay on the floor in a second-story bedroom that was filled with thick, dark smoke as a result of fire that was spreading through the apartment where he lived with his parents. Dunaway, 20, nurseryman, climbed a ladder to the window in the bedroom, and, breaking through several layers of glass and screen with his hands, entered the building. He crawled through the smoke and located Mark, whom he carried back to the window. Dunaway exited the house with Mark and handed him to a friend, who took Mark safely to the ground. Dunaway and Mark were both treated for smoke inhalation and completely recovered.
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