The Army National Guard serves an important role in disaster relief. When called upon, members of the service leave their families at a moment's notice, pack up and head into the thick of the worst that mother nature has to offer. In the case of the recent flooding in New York, New Jersey and Vermont, that means going above, beyond, and sometimes below the call of duty, er, waterline. From the looks of things, the soldiers in the video after the jump are in the process of rescuing residents – or at least attempting to rescue residents – in Manville, NJ who failed to heed flood evacuation warnings.

Though we aren't huge military vehicle buffs, we'd say it looks like two Deuces braving severely flooded New Jersey streets. Big points to the videographer who simply stands by and insults the service members out to help him instead of actually warning the soldiers that the waters get deeper farther down the road. Class act.

Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.



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      gergelish
      • 3 Years Ago
      One of the comments to the youtube video states that they were actually driving through low level water when a levee broke and submerged them further. They were trying to drive out to safety. Maybe you should all try to gather more facts on what actually happened before you are so quick to pass judgement. And BTW, I guarantee the guy recording has NEVER served. Those of us who have know all about being given stupid orders and having to follow through with them...
      Agilis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone else, like me, who would love to punch the idiotic videographer for his comments towards those trying to rescue the idiots & morons, like him, who didn't evacuate and instead chose to stay even when they were told countless times to leave? I can't be the only one.
      Dark Gnat
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd like to push the videographer into the water to see if he can swim. If he can' then I'd say he's stupid for being near water. What a dumbass.
      zambono
      • 3 Years Ago
      People are fallible, regardless they put themselves in harms way to save others. Who cares if another truck was lost. Do you ever hear of trucks and tanks coming back from the front lines? Most of them don't, too costly.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok here's what I see here- A couple of vehicles being driven by soldiers doing their job, trying to save lives/provide releif good on them. Looks like they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, which sucks. They tried to make the best of it, and drive out. It was really all they could do. As for the guy w/ the camera, while it does sound like he's being a bit of a douche, maybe he wasn't aware of the facts of the situation. And IF that's the case, well, I don't blame him. I'm prior military, but if I saw some guys just trying to drive through some really deep water for no *real* reason, I'd say they were a bunch of idiots, too. On the other hand, if this guy knows what's really going on, then he's just a *******.
      Georgie Porgie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Today must be national 'dick with a camera day', first the douchebags in the diesel, drowning the girl in soot. Now this class act in NJ.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Georgie Porgie
        So wait, you dropped the 'dick', and my j3rk0ff got censored. Whiskey tango foxtrot.
      KIM
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, what a slack-jawed, inbred, blabbering sonofabitch. "you guys are stupid" . Yeah. That's right. Those 'guys' risked their lives to rescue people. What were you doing, you knuckle-dragging beer-swilling, do nothing simpleton? Oh yeah. Nothing. That sums you up just about perfectly. Just a nothing sonofabitch.
      wt5
      • 3 Years Ago
      The point is that the National Guard soldiers were trying to do their job and save people. The idiots on the bridge taking the video and making the derogatory comments were not doing anything of any value including not even trying to warn the soldiers that the street took a dip and the water would be getting higher. Obviously they were too ignorant or just did not give a damn about anyone but themselves. They probably went home telling all their buddies about the dumb soldiers and did not give a thought as to how they might have contributed to helping the soldiers save other people. It is a sad comment if those idiots are representative of the people of Manville!
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where's the dude on the jetski
      dipanlin
      • 3 Years Ago
      the coward that was taking the film should be hung, shot and have his balls cut off, he obviously doesn't use them anyway
      Adonis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its apparent some people can't conceive that an exhaust can operate under water. Look at boats and jetskis, where do you think their exhaust is? Under water. ALL THE TIME. Engines are air sealed. Only intake and exhaust can take in water. Intake if introduced, exhaust under certain conditions. Depends on application.
        rover'd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Adonis
        The exhaust may be under water, but the intake is above water...
        Graffix
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Adonis
        Boat exhaust systems are not under the water. What are you talking about? A boat engine is no different that a car or truck engine. It needs to breathe to operate. At the end of the day, these guys were stupid thinking these trucks can go anywhere. We, the taxpayers, will now pay for this stupid mistake to fix the vehicles. The other thing I was wondering about is why they would bring a guy who can't swim into flooded waters... Darwin at work.
        Richard Nygaard
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Adonis
        Its not where the exhaust is, its where the intake air is. If you suck water into your air intake the car will not function.
      The Great Unknown
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actually should have opted for the $10,000 12-inch extension piece for the intake stack.
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