William C. King, Jr., 13 schoolboy, saved Frederick Eisenhardt, 79, from being struck by a train, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 9, 1968. At a railroad station Eisenhardt fell between the rails of a track on which an express train was approaching. His foot became wedged between the ties and, unable to rise, he called for help. William ran onto the track and thence between the rails, where the ballast in places was below the tops of the ties. He ran 120 feet and reached Eisenhardt when the train was within 600 feet of them, approaching at a decreasing speed of about 30 m.p.h. William obtained a hold on Eisenhardt, who outweighed him by 50 pounds, and pulled, dislodging the trapped foot. He then dragged Eisenhardt out of the path of the train, which stopped 150 feet beyond them.
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