The National Guard to the rescue


Imagine yourself in four feet of floodwater on a rural road in North Dakota. Your house is an island, and you are isolated. Then you see this:

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp

According to DefenseLink, “U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William Griffin, right, assigned to the 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, drives a Humvee on a flooded road in Fort Ransom, N.D., April 15, 2009. Griffin and Spc. Jessica Sandberg, assigned to the 132nd Quartermaster Battalion, are making a welfare visit to a rural civilian whose home is surrounded by water.”


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