Roy R. Smith rescued Judith K. Carlson from burning, Springfield, Missouri, September 23, 1981. Miss Carlson, 34, was overcome by smoke and lay semi-conscious in the hall of her burning apartment. Smith, 37, contractor, kicked in a locked door to the hall, and despite heavy smoke, overhead flames, and intense heat, crawled to Miss Carlson. He took her back to the door, where he was aided in carrying her away from the building. Miss Carlson was hospitalized for severe burns and smoke inhalation and recovered after three months.
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