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Mother's milk saves vet
set ablaze on bus
BY DEBORAH KOLBEN, TONY SCLAFANI and BILL HUTCHINSON
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
"Vietnam War veteran Francis Abrams sits in his wheelchair outside his home in Staten Island after torching attack on bus.
A real-life supermom used a bottle of breast milk to douse an amputee yesterday after his wheelchair was set ablaze by punks on a Staten Island bus, cops said. The nursing mother's fast actions helped save Vietnam vet Francis Abrams, 57, from becoming a human torch, and stopped the fire from engulfing the S-54 bus, police and the victim said. 'It was put out with breast milk,' said a police source, who was awed by the bizarre incident that happened just after 11 a.m. Abrams, who lost his left leg in Vietnam, said he was minding his own business as he rode the city bus to the Staten Island Mall to buy a video of 'The Exorcist.'..."