Steven D. Narick saved Guy Anagalich from burning, Glen Dale, West Virginia, August 27, 1960. When his pick-up truck was involved in a collision, Anagalich, 62, welder, seriously injured and unconscious, was thrown under the steering wheel of the vehicle, which stopped with the left door ajar. The truck’s fuel tank was ruptured, and flames which broke out in the engine spread rapidly to the cab . Narick, 42, attorney, stopped his automobile and approached the truck but was driven back by the intense heat. With a woolen blanket over his head and arms, Narick ran to the open door of the truck, the hood of which then was completely covered with flames. Extending his head, shoulders, and arms into the cab, where flames as much as a foot high covered the floor and filled the space beneath the dashboard, Narick took hold of Anagalich with both hands and pulled him from the truck. He then carried and dragged Anagalich a safe distance from the vehicle, on which the flames increased until firemen arrived and extinguished them. Anagalich, who had sustained multiple burns from the heat, died 11 days later from his injuries.
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