V. Edgar Stanley saved Jeremiah D. Jensen from burning, Rochester, Indiana, May 1, 1986. Jeremiah, 1, was in a playpen in the living room of his family’s home when fire broke out in the couch. Driving nearby, Stanley, 43, banker, saw the flames and stopped; he alerted Jeremiah’s parents, who, trapped on the second floor, told him that Jeremiah was on the first floor. Stanley entered the smoke-filled house twice; dense smoke forced him to crawl as he advanced toward Jeremiah’s cries. On his second entry, Stanley found Jeremiah and removed him to the outside. Jeremiah’s parents and another son escaped through a second-floor window. Jeremiah was uninjured, but Stanley was treated for smoke inhalation. He recovered.
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