Guardsmen Fill Sandbags to Battle Flooding in Indiana

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Indiana National Guard U.S. Army Pvt. Ricardo Torres lays sandbags to help prevent flooding in Winslow, a small town on the Patoka River in southern Indiana, April 26, 2011. Torres is an infantryman assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment, Indiana National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Crosby
  • About 250 U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the Indiana National Guard are helping fight flooding in Gibson, Knox, Daviess and Posey counties, April 26, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Crosby
  • U.S. Army soldiers stand in formation, receiving instructions during sandbagging operations in Winslow, a small town on the Patoka River in southern Indiana, April 26, 2011. The soldiers are assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment, Indiana National Guard, headquartered in Indianapolis. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Crosby
  • U.S. Army Spc. Jason Russell passes a sandbag in an effort to fight flooding in Winslow, a small town on the Patoka River in southern Indiana, April 26, 2011. Russell is an infantryman assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment, Indiana National Guard, headquartered in Indianapolis. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Crosby
  • U.S. Army soldiers lay sandbags to mitigate flooding in Winslow, a small town on the Patoka River in southern Indiana, April 26, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Crosby
  • U.S. Army soldiers fill sandbags at the Indiana Department of Transportation branch in Vincennes, Ind., to support flooding in the area, April 25, 2011. The soldiers alternated working six-hour shifts around the clock to fill an order of 100,000 sandbags.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Crosby
  • Indiana Department of Transportation employees work with U.S. Army soldiers to fill 100,000 sandbags in support of flooding inVincennes, Ind., April 25, 2011. The soldiers are assigned to the Indiana National Guard.  Indiana National Guard photo by Army Sgt. John Crosby
  • U.S. Army soldiers fill sandbags at the Indiana Department of Transportation branch in Vincennes, Ind., to support flooding in the area, April 25, 2011. The soldiers are assigned to the Indiana National Guard.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Crosby
  • U.S. Army Spc. Benjamin Sukys and Spc. Robert Thorp work through the night filling sandbags at the Indiana Department of Transportation branch in Vincennes, Ind., April 26, 2011. Sukys and Thorp, both in the Indiana National Guard, are assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment. Indiana National Guard photo by Army Sgt. John Crosby
  • U.S. Army soldiers fill sandbags at the Indiana Department of Transportation branch in Vincennes, Ind., to support flooding in the area, April 26, 2011. The soldiers are assigned to the Indiana National Guard.  Indiana National Guard photo by Army Sgt. John Crosby
  • U.S. Army soldiers work through the night to fill an order of 100,000 sandbags over the next several days at the Indiana Department of Transportation branch in Vincennes, Ind., April 26, 2011. The soldiers are assigned to the Indiana National Guard.  Indiana National Guard photo by Army Sgt. John Crosby
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Frank Licon counts life jackets at the Vincennes National Guard Armory, April 25, 2011, as Guardsmen respond to flooding in the area. Licon is assigned to the Indiana National Guard's Company A, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment. Indiana National Guard photo by Army Sgt. John Crosby