After massive flooding from a rain-swollen river, half the
town of South River, New Jersey, was evacuated. A disabled elderly
man was trapped in a house which nobody could reach. Finally,
rescuers got the idea of running a front-end loader through the
water. Jumping from the bucket through a second-story window, a
search-and-rescue team member was able to bring the man to safety.
He later received an award for action above and beyond the call of