Mark S. Koreywo helped to rescue Wesley E. Schroeder from burning, Portland, Oregon, May 17, 1980. Schroeder, 29, was asleep when fire spread through his house. Koreywo, 27, musician, was passing by and saw smoke and flames in the house. He entered the house through a back room that was filling with smoke. After he opened an inner door, Koreywo breathed smoke and had to leave. He returned and found Schroeder lying unconscious under debris. Unable to free Schroeder, Koreywo alerted another man, and the two of them pulled Schroeder from the house despite increasing flames and smoke. Schroeder was hospitalized with extensive burns.
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