Unknowen hero --- a motorcyclist.
I came across the March issue of Cycle Canada. To find, of all things, an article about Pierlucio Tinazzi. Who you say, well I was the same.
M/c mags do not waste eight pages on a no-body. Yet there are eight pages on the above person a m/cist.
How many of you remember the fire in the tunnel of Mont Blanc Tunnel back in March 24th '99?
Some 50 people trapped in there & died, YET one m/cist grabbed an airpac, went in & out some 11Klicks both ways to save the lives of 12 of them, one at the time as they rode pillion on his bike, that basicllly said "That guy on the motorcycle saved my life". He died in trying to drag out the last trucker (could not get him to ride pillion on his bike) & went for a so called safety notch #20 only it was not fireproofed.
While he was awaraded the FIM Gold Medal for distinction & Italian Govt the highest honour for a civilian. A plaque, in his name, is placed on the Italian side.
Of interest when a writer tried to find out about him most did not know much if anythig about him & the one photo that was very poor in any standard.
So he died as a sort of hero that most did not take much notice of in real life other then he was very keen on m/cs. A very interesting article.