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Raymond Drexler (center) meets with Lincoln Medical EMS and Huntsville MedFlight personnel to thank them for saving his life recently. Pictured are (from left) Matt Ulrich, flight paramedic, Tim Knueven, pilot, both with Huntsville MedFlight; Drexler; Jamie Whorley, paramedic, Lincoln Medical EMS; and Kim Hellums, flight nurse, Huntsville Med Flight. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson

Drexler thanks responders for saving his life

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:33 am

Raymond Drexler, 67, has been in life-threatening situations throughout his lifetime, but it was while he was in his home in late August that he found himself in the fight of his life. As a young man, Drexler served in the Marine Corps. He served two tours in Vietnam and worked in bomb disposal. When he retired from the Marines, he joined the National Guard full time and continued his

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