Randall K. Oden helped to rescue Gail A. Peacock from burning, Phoenix, Arizona, September 15, 1976. At night, Mrs. Peacock, 32, was driving her station wagon when it skidded, overturned, and caught fire. Among those attracted was Oden, 29, narcotics agent. He and another agent ran to the inverted vehicle, on which flames covered the rear exterior and filled the inside rear compartment. Oden crawled through the window opening to his shoulders and tried in vain to remove Mrs. Peacock, who was only semiconscious. Just after Oden withdrew from the vehicle, there was an increase in the flames both inside and outside. The other agent then succeeded in moving Mrs. Peacock to the window. He and Oden pulled her out of the vehicle and dragged her away as the flames increased. Mrs. Peacock recovered after being hospitalized for burns she had suffered.
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