Skip Duane Willis rescued Lorraine M. Negrete and Charles A. Markovich from burning, Saugus, California, May 1, 1982. After a highway accident, Miss Negrete, 18, and Markovich, 19, lay unconscious and seriously injured in the front seat of a car in which they were passengers. As flames covered the back portion of the car and spread to the inside, Willis, 25, maintenance man, ran to the passenger side of the car and cleared burning debris covering Miss Negrete and Markovich. He reached in, removed Miss Negrete, and dragged her to safety. He then returned, and despite increasing flames inside the car, he entered, pulled Markovich out, and dragged him to safety. Moments later, the car became engulfed in flames. Miss Negrete and Markovich required extensive hospitalization and recovered; Willis recovered from minor burns.
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