Sgt. 1st Class David George, from Seattle and a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief with 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., was driving home when he noticed a vehicle had crashed into a tree off the road.

A bystander was trying to unsuccessfully pull the driver out of the vehicle. George handed the bystander his phone to call for emergency services while George assisted the driver.

Moments before the car burst into flames, George pulled the driver to safety.

"Luckily I was there," said George. "I am glad to be able to have assisted."

George also stated that he didn't do anything that anyone else would have done.

"This doesn't surprise me at all," said his 1st Sgt. Jason C. Brown. "It's very typical of Sergeant First Class George to assist those in need on or off duty without hesitation."

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