Madison County native rescues man from burning vehicle

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Jeremy Thompson is a native of Madison County, Ala. and is currently serving full time with the Alabama National Guard in Huntsville.

On July 10, 2013, Sergeant First Class Thompson risked his life as he ran towards a crowd of people fleeing a truck that had just erupted into flames. Without hesitation, he crawled into the truck in order to free a severely injured man that was pinned underneath the steering wheel.

Without regard to his own life, he remained focused on freeing the man even as the flames increased and the situation deteriorated. Working with a Huntsville Police Officer, the two men worked tirelessly until they were able to free the driver and move him to safety. Sergeant First Class .

Thompson’s courageous actions that day saved the life of the driver. For his actions on that date, Jeremy Thompson was awarded the Soldiers Medal.

Source: Madison County Military Hall Of Heroes

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