Richard E. Saulpaugh rescued James E. Webb from burning, Los Angeles, California, November 19, 1981. Webb, 61, was injured and lay unconscious in the driver’s seat of his car after it was struck in the rear by a truck. As flames fed on the back and sides of the car, Saulpaugh, 23, college student, opened its front passenger door. He reached inside and patted out the flames on Webb, then pulled Webb out of the car and dragged him away. Webb died a short time later from injuries he received in the crash. Saulpaugh recovered from burns on his hands.
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