Robert J. Loughlin, Jr., helped to rescue Michael J. and Edna Radice from burning, Trenton, New Jersey, January 14, 1999. Radice, 81, and his wife, 80, were in their apartment, on the second floor of a two-story building, after fire broke out in the living room. Loughlin, 42, mechanic, who lived in a neighboring building, was alerted to the fire by a passerby. He responded to the scene and, entering the building, climbed the stairs to the second floor. Crawling into a smoke-filled hall, Loughlin found Radice semiconscious on the hall floor, outside the burning living room. He grasped Radice and dragged him to the top of the stairs, where another neighbor joined him in carrying Radice downstairs and to safety. The passerby, meanwhile, climbed to the second floor and found Mrs. Radice on a mattress in the bedroom. He dragged her to the top of the stairs, from which point Loughlin and the other neighbor, who had returned to the second floor, removed her downstairs and to safety. Radice and his wife required hospitalization for treatment of smoke inhalation and burns.
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