Peter P. Bobetich, Jr., saved Willie C. Walker and rescued Brenda Anderson from burning, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, August 2, 1984. Walker, 57, and Miss Anderson, 39, were in a second-floor apartment when fire broke out, filling the apartment with smoke. Bobetich, 35, meter reader, entered the building and found Walker, who was crippled, halfway up the stairs. Bobetich carried Walker outside, then returned for Miss Anderson. Directed by her moans, Bobetich climbed to the second floor and, despite dense smoke and overhead flames, crawled into the apartment, locating Miss Anderson in her bedroom, which also was aflame. Bobetich dragged Miss Anderson down the stairs and to the outside. Walker was not injured. Miss Anderson suffered burns over 20 percent of her body and died a week later. Bobetich was treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation; he recovered.
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