Timothy Lee Manley rescued Ralph W. Bloomdahl from a burning truck, Frankfort, Kansas, November 2, 1978. Bloomdahl, 61, and Manley, 20, truckdriver helper, were in a truck when, due to a blowout, it struck a culvert. Fire broke out at the front and spread into the cab. Manley, injured and afire, got out via the rear window. After putting out the flames on his clothing, he went to the door of the truck, which was jammed. As flames spread, Manley extended his upper torso through the window opening, grabbed the injured and unconscious Bloomdahl, and pulled him out. Both men recovered from injuries and burns they had sustained.
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