Sallie Ruth Pierdolla saved Loretta Scharf from burning, Marion, Texas, June 20, 1987. Mrs. Scharf, 44, severely injured, was trapped in the passenger seat of an automobile that had caught fire in a highway accident at night. Flames spread to the interior of the car. Mrs. Pierdolla, 43, homemaker, who lived nearby, heard the accident and went to the scene. She entered the car to check for other occupants, then, with some difficulty, pulled Mrs. Scharf out. Flames increased steadily, and within minutes the car was engulfed.
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