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HESCO at Home

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

 
 
HESCO at Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
1. HESCO at Home Marker
Inscription. 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 wed be using them to fight a flood. I thought wed 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.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.444′ N, 77° 9.534′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map

HESCO at Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
2. HESCO at Home Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. HESCO in Afghanistan (a few steps from this marker); HESCO in Iraq (a few steps from this marker); Hesco Barriers (a few steps from this marker); Specialist (SPC) Charles Posey III (a few steps from this marker); Machine Gun Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the World War I Trench System Exhibit (within shouting distance of this marker); Staff Sergeant Fred A. Rella (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aid Station (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. War, 2nd Iraq
 
Sign at the entrance to the US Army Heritage and Education Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
3. Sign at the entrance to the US Army Heritage and Education Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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