After a driver hit a car with two passengers, Army Captain Steve Voglezon pulled William Thompson from the fiery wreckage

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An off-duty Army captain didn’t think twice about coming to the rescue when he saw his skills were needed.

Captain Steve Voglezon was on his way to the mall with his girlfriend when he saw a car engulfed in flames on Monday in Chatham County, North Carolina, according to WNCN. A red Acura sedan was hit head-on by a driver of a silver Chrysler SUV.

“I grabbed one of the fire extinguishers and we smashed out on the back window and the driver’s side window. ….There wasn t a real plan, I just had tunnel vision, Voglezon told ABC.

Voglezon said his professional training made him feel prepared to save William Thompson, 67, and his wife Kathleen Thompson, 63, from the their Acura.

“I was just at the right place at the right time,” he said. “People do this every day at the fire department. I wasn’t alone out there, there were at least 10 of us in the community working together.”

For Voglezon, he was meant to be there.

“We have a calling to do whatever we we’re called to do,” Voglezon told WNCN. “Today I was called to be there at that spot at that time.”

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