U.S. Army Heritage and Education CenterIn late March of 2009 the 817th Engineer Company of the North Dakota Army National Guard used HESCO barriers instead of sandbags to hold back a flood near Fargo North Dakota. "I saw them all the time in Iraq," Karsky said, 'but I never ever thought we'd be using them to fight a flood. I thought we'd be over here throwing sandbags." 1SG Curtis W. Kasman said "the HESCO barriers in Iraq were much larger, sometimes as high as 20 feet, compared to the three-feet-tall versions being used in Fargo this week." SPC Jordan J. Nygaard "was amazed by the rapid-fire pace of the dike work going on around him." Source: North Dakota National Guard News release.
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|Date Added||Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00|
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