Service Members Respond to Flooding in Midwest

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Coast Guardsmen rescue residents in a flooded area of Forest View, Ill., April 20, 2013. The guardsmen are assigned to a disaster assistance response team with Marine Safety Detachment Quad Cities. The team supported other local agencies by going door to door to check on residents. U.S. Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and National Guard units responded to major flooding along rivers in the Midwest. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf
  • Coast Guardsmen make their way through a flooded area of Forest View, Ill., April 20, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf
  • Soldiers fill sandbags during flood relief efforts in Clarksville, Mo., April 20, 2013. The soldiers are Missouri Army National Guardsmen assigned to the 2175th Military Police Company. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Bill Phelan
  • Army Spc. Bryan Sholts directs a vehicle through a traffic control point in Fargo, N.D., April 22, 2013. Sholts is assigned to the 191st Military Police Company, North Dakota Army National Guard. Traffic was restricted to all but essential emergency personnel to prepare for flooding along the Red River. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp
  • Army Spcs. Charles Friedrich and Brandon Birge fill sandbags during flood relief efforts in Dutchtown, Mo., April 22, 2013. Friedrich and Birge are Missouri Army National Guardsmen assigned to the 1140th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Michelle Queiser
  • Soldiers fill sandbags during flood relief efforts in Dutchtown, Mo., April 22, 2013. The soldiers are Missouri Army National Guardsmen assigned to the 1140th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Michelle Queiser
  • Soldiers place sandbags in a drainage ditch to help with flood relief efforts in Dutchtown, Mo., April 22, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Michelle Queiser
  • Soldiers load sandbags in Sikeston, Mo., to support flood relief efforts in Dutchtown, Mo., April 22, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Dalton Toombs
  • Soldiers load sandbags into the back of a truck in Sikeston, Mo., to  support flood relief efforts in Dutchtown, Mo., April 22, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Dalton Toombs
  • Soldiers place sandbags and plastic sheets along a cement barrier on Missouri 
highway 74 during flood relief efforts in Dutchtown, Mo., April 23, 2013. The soldiers are Missouri Army National Guardsmen assigned to the 1140th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Michelle Queiser
  • Army Sgt. Jason Reel, Spc. Michael Sedlock and Staff Sgt. Brandon Massey place cement barriers along Missouri highway 74 during flood relief efforts in Dutchtown, Mo., April 23, 2013. Reel, Sedlock and Massey are Missouri Army National Guardsmen assigned to the 1140th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Michelle Queiser