Tuesday, June 10, 2008

26th MEU assists rescuers after Indiana rains

Thank the Lord for the Marines! Semper Fi, guys. A MEU needs to be ready for anything, and I think this qualifies. This is not a usual mission for you guys.

However, since this is an AP story, I do wonder what was left off.

26th MEU assists rescuers after Indiana rains - Marine Corps News, news from Iraq - Marine Corps Times: "26th MEU assists rescuers after Indiana rains

The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Jun 10, 2008 10:09:56 EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. — North Carolina-based Marines have joined rescue workers in Indiana as the state struggles with heavy rainfall that is flooding rivers to levels not seen since 1913.

As many as 11 inches of rain swamped Indiana over the weekend, flooding homes, threatening dams and closing several roads and highways.

Marines and sailors from Camp Lejeune’s 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit provided video and photos of the storm damage. They also used H-46E Sea Knight helicopters to help evacuate equipment and beds from a hospital.

The nearly 2,200 Marines and sailors were in Indiana completing three weeks of urban training. The unit will deploy in the fall to Europe and the Middle East. It is made up of aviation, ground and logistics units."

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