Carolina Strong: Army veteran jumps into action to help community

An Army veteran says he was in the right place at the right time when he helped get a family out of their burning home.

“I killed the power to the house and knocked on the door, knocked on the door on the back to get the family out,” Otto McMillan said.

If he hadn’t, he said the home would have burned down.

McMillan is an inspector at Piedmont Natural Gas.

“We need more people like that,” said his supervisor and longtime colleague James Graham. “Yeah. Wonderful guy.”

>> In the video at the top of the page, how McMillan has repeatedly jumped in to help his neighbors.

Every day, there are people across the Carolinas doing extraordinary things. They’re giving back, they’re helping each other, and they’re making a real difference. We’re highlighting the best in our community in our series, Carolina Strong.

Know somebody who’s making a positive impact? Let us know here.

(WATCH BELOW: Man flown to hospital with burns after explosion, fire at Burke County home)

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