HESCO at Home

HESCO at Home (HM1KZG)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.444', W 77° 9.534'

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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

In 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.
(Inscription under the photo on the left) Soldiers and civilians work around the clock to emplace Army supplied HESCO barriers to protect a residential area from flooding.
(Inscription under the photo on the lower right) Soldiers of the North Dakota National Guard emplace a HESCO barrier line in Fargo, North Dakota.
Placed ByU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
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Date Added Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316268 N 4453012
Decimal Degrees40.20740000, -77.15890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.444', W 77° 9.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 26.64" N, 77° 9' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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