Thomas J. Norsworthy helped to save Bruce A. Baker and Kim M. Gustafson from burning, Devore, California, September 3, 1982. Baker, 21, was a passenger in a car driven by Miss Gustafson, 17. Stopped in traffic, the car was struck from behind by a fast-moving truck and burst into flames. Norsworthy, 18, cook, joined two other men at the passenger door of the car and, while flames spread, aided in the removal of Baker from the front seat. As flames fed on gasoline that had spilled to the highway beside the car, Norsworthy and one of the other men removed Miss Gustafson from the driver’s seat. Norsworthy carried her to safety moments before a fireball erupted and completely engulfed the car. Baker and Miss Gustafson recovered from burns and injuries.
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