On March 9, Sgt. Matthew Sullivan, a recruiter at the Buford Marine recruiting substation, saw the truck ablaze on the shoulder of the roadway. Sullivan pulled over and saw a man covered in flames exiting the vehicle.
Sullivan instructed the 26-year-old driver to drop to the ground and start rolling to extinguish the flames, according to a Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System report.
Sullivan then grabbed the man by the armpits and pulled him to safety as other passersby -- including a lance corporal driving home from a reserve drill and a firefighter's wife -- stopped to assist.
The first Gwinnett County Police officer to arrive at the scene described Sullivan and the other passersby as going "above and beyond" to help the seriously injured man.
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