Wave of Marines help in hurricane-battered areas
How are heroes taking action?
- Duration 3:59
- Date Nov 9, 2012
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-- their tours is over the world's most dangerous places so they decide to come home and find out this is a massive flood and storm.
Of destruction in the wake of hurricane sandy sort of they do as we -- those who served.
This weekend with the Marine Corps birthday and veterans day.
There's probably no where these men would rather be than the eye of the storm after the storm left helping out fellow Americans joining us right now.
Our major Craig Clarkson the -- EESP detachment commander for the US Marines Sargent Mike Roy's play in the middle.
And sergeant and Alan don't there as -- don't there -- both of the six communication.
First off -- what do they have you -- since she came home so the storm hit.
What it would have with -- have you doing well -- We got back from Afghanistan actually pretty recently in another race been doing their post deployment -- that type of thing and then we we -- -- And in Susan storms going on we found out that we might be coming up -- -- real excited to get up here and help out.
Got a lot of volunteers.
-- much volunteers and ended -- with 87 -- -- coming up here.
Early Saturday morning left Camp Lejeune North Carolina but Sunday morning we are working in the city.
-- we're doing what's called defense defense support to civil agencies.
-- What we're doing is working closely with FEMA knowing him in right now we're base in rockaway and also.
Breezy point and we're working with the idea DNY and police department.
And also physically is it demon -- we have worked its.
Worth their efforts there and encrypt what they have you doing.
I'm not with an axis sir I'm with six communication the time and numb right now -- kind of stand by helping that we get help but.
We have many folks and -- -- Dotson and terrible donations at this point play -- that -- to -- -- -- -- you're pumping up the water we are that suits your favorite thing.
And then what are you seeing when you go out there.
-- alarm went guns and communications and well when we went out things he lives in the -- -- who has destroyed.
So houses on fire -- this story has not left.
You showed there is sand all over influence -- you have -- it do is in your training -- recently this or just prepare exactly for something like this.
But I think so -- room.
-- -- -- -- I think the training is is it prepares you for anything it's is vague enough and and narrow enough that it did just that covers all rounds but in coming back from Afghanistan did you ever expect to see -- like this at home.
Well I mean it's always a possibility if you think it's unique about what's going on here -- it's unusual for active duty military be involved in this type of effort.
You the National Guard runs this type of thing in and it's in our first in a great opportunity for us to be taken -- it.
If big you know again -- -- 87 Marines up there you'd asked about whether or not you know -- trade this type of thing absolutely.
-- -- you know nations force readiness.
RAZR train across all different types of skills and capabilities.
Commuters were the tide of particulars like the right to -- -- -- -- -- appearances because of the specialties that we have a -- work real well the civilian authorities.
Was the army's birthday this weekend 237.
And -- the senators have -- -- mean to you.
Means everything it's basically my real birthday.
It's change you.
Definitely yes I honored bring corporate they -- my own about and I in this we can -- -- -- the cake for you guys which is tradition and -- used to sort because you're trained.
And and finally veterans day on Sunday if people want to show their gratitude towards a veteran which -- they do.
-- -- -- -- -- When you buy me drinks bar that could have did better -- heading -- your age and it did you feel appreciated.
You know has been -- working the community.
You know you can tell them to win in the -- -- very -- community and folks come around and -- thanked all the Marines and visually.
The effort same thing in rockaway some reason really have to be here I can imagine that wanna be anywhere else right now.
You know us as a city and residents -- us.
So it really have to be here and definitely appreciate -- I'm at FOX & Friends had a British Marines and thanks so much for your service here on veterans day weekend and.