Richard G. Ebert rescued Harrison E. Webster, Jr. from burning, Greensboro, North Carolina, March 10, 1970. When a truck overturned onto its side on the highway, flames broke out on the underside of the vehicle around one fuel tank and also inside the cab where another fuel tank was located beneath the seat. Webster, 44, truckdriver, was inside the cab, but he was unable to open either door. Ebert, 34, salesman, ran to the overturned truck, shielding his face against the heat. He kicked out the windshield; and Webster fell through the opening but with his lower body still inside the cab. Extending his hands to within two feet of the flames, Ebert took hold of Webster; and he then dragged him away from the truck. Another man ran to them and aided Ebert in moving Webster farther away as the flames increased. Webster recovered from burns he had sustained.
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