UPDATE: Soldiers Speak Out After Saving Driver From Burning Car

Reported by: Ian Preston
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Updated: 1/13 7:16 pm
Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says four men are heroes after pulling a driver out of a burning car.

Deputies say three active duty soldiers in the National Guard and a 23-year retired veteran helped rescue the driver Sunday night after it flipped over and crashed.

Two of the soldiers, Sgt. Andrew Mehltretter and Specialist Daniel White, are medics in the National Guard.

They spoke to ABC 36 Monday about their rescue.

They say they were on their way home from weekend training when they came upon the overturned car.

Both say they immediately stopped the car and rushed to the accident to pull the man out.

They say within minutes the group was able to pull the man out, even before the first ambulance arrived on the scene.

The driver was identified as Raymond Burdett from Ontario, Canada.

He is listed in fair condition.

Mehltretter and White say they were just doing what they were trained to do, and say any solider in their position would have done the same thing.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says he's writing commendations for Mehltretter, White, the third solider Military Policeman Kevin Karrer and the veteran James McCarter.
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