The Kiss Of Life by Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer Prize. The linemen. Randall Champion, is dangling upside down in his safety belt — felled bv 4,160 volts of electricity. J.D. was breathing into Champion.” Cradling the stricken lineman in his arms, Thompson rhythmically pushes air into Champion’s lungs. Thompson finally shouts down: “He’s breathing.” Champion survives.