Sidney N. Chandler, Jr., rescued Kevin F. King from burning, Phoenix, Arizona, March 26, 1981. King, 20, was the driver of a jeep that overturned and caught fire during a highway accident. Chandler, 32, wire specialist, and two other men ran to the jeep and pulled it to an upright position. Despite flames that fed on the interior of the jeep and on King, Chandler stood beside the driver’s door and repeatedly reached through the flames to unbuckle King’s seat belt. When the belt was unbuckled, causing King to fall partially from the jeep, Chandler seized him and dragged him away. King died four days later of his burns. Chandler recovered from lesser burns and a wrist injury.
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