He chose …wisely. T-shirts that is. An off-duty Army man who put on a red Captain America shirt the other morning is being hailed a real superhero after a dramatic burning car rescue.

Army Captain Steve Volgezon -- with no shield, mind ya -- leapt into action when he spotted a burning car and saw that there were victims inside.


It all went down Sunday in North Carolina’s Chatham County on Sunday, reports the local ABC affiliate.


That’s when Mark Ricketts, 59, allegedly crossed the center line and crashed head-on into William and Kathleen Thompson, both in their sixties, WPVI reports.


Volgezon’s efforts -- he's the guy in the red shirt -- were all caught on video.


"I grabbed one of the fire extinguishers,” from someone next to him, he said.


“I smashed out the back window and the driver-side window," he said. "From there, I grabbed Mr. Thompson. I took him to a safe distance."

"There's somebody still in the car!" someone screamed.

So Volgezon doubled back and grabbed Thompson’s wife from the car, too.

"I was just at the right place at the right time," he said. "We all bonded together to help save people's lives."

Ricketts was cited for going left of center, ABC reports. He and the Thompsons are all in hospital recovering.

On Tuesday night, national ABC News featured Volgezon’s story.