Olaf W. Bailey, 33, school principal, saved Carl A. Godfrey, 39, from burning, Hanover, West Virginia, April 9, 1939. While Godfrey and Bailey were asleep in a small bedroom on the ground floor of a frame house, the house took fire. Bailey broke a window and escaped through it, falling and sustaining a fracture of a bone in his ankle. A moment later, learning from another man who had escaped through a window that Godfrey still was in the house, Bailey climbed through a window into the room, the far end of which was a mass of flames; got hold of Godfrey, who was unconscious; and pushed him out of the window. Dropping from the window, Bailey dragged Godfrey for 20 feet along a path three feet wide between a high retaining wall and flames from the burning outside wall of the house. Godfrey sustained severe burns, from which he recovered. Bailey sustained serious burns and was disabled for at least four months but recovered.
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