Lewis Herbert Chase rescued Moses G. Adams from burning, Bakersfield, California, May 22, 1981. Following an accident with a train, Adams, 36, was unconscious in his pickup truck, pinned to his seat amidst flames. Chase, 50, railroad conductor, ran to the truck and three times entered it in unsuccessful attempts to free Adams. Despite increasing flames and intense heat, Chase entered the truck again, freed Adams, and pulled him from it. Adams was hospitalized for his burns; Chase sustained minor burns. Both men recovered.
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