Oliver Diehl, 60, truckman, saved Henry B. Elmendorf, 78, retired, from being killed by a train, Morrison, Illinois, December 9, 1929. Elmendorf, who was quite deaf, walked on a crossing toward a track on which a passenger train was approaching at a speed of 55 m.p.h. A crossing watchman shouted to him to stop, but Elmendorf continued to walk toward the track. Diehl, who was on the other side of the track, then shouted to him, and when the locomotive was within 300 feet of Elmendorf, Diehl started to run across the track to him, reaching him four feet from the rail. Without stopping, he put his arms around Elmendorf and carried him six feet farther from the track. The locomotive was on the crossing when Diehl got in the clear.
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