Robert Gerald North saved Mary E. Yanno from burning, San Antonio, Texas, June 9, 1973. When her sedan was involved in a highway accident and flames broke out at the rear, Mrs. Yanno, 30, was unable to open either front door of the vehicle. As the fire spread into the rear-seat area, North, 34, Captain, U.S. Air Force, ran to the sedan, where flames covered the rear end and leaking gasoline burned on the pavement under it. With some difficulty, North opened the driver’s door. Mrs. Yanno extended one arm, and by it North pulled her from the sedan. Soon afterward an explosive spread of flames engulfed the entire vehicle.
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