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National Guard Almost Drown During Hurricane Irene


The fact that these jeeps traveled as far as they did underwater was pretty impressive… until it became stupid.

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Date: 08/29/11 12:11 PM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    Link: National Guard Almost Drown During Hurricane Irene - The fact that these jeeps traveled as far as they did underwater was pretty impressive... until it became stupid.
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    ohthedrama Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    Yeah... I think they are. Doesn`t the army have boats? Hovercrafts? WTF??!!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    I`m betting they got a tow rope and pulled those HUMVEES, not jeeps, out with the one that made it across. These vehicles are made to be waterproof, up to a point, they apparently didn`t follow the successful HUMVEES path.

    The National Guard does train for high water rescue, these guys need a refresher course though.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    That`s not the exhaust you nimrod. That`s the intake. It doesn`t matter if the exhaust is underwater... which it is.

    And to answer your question, Mr. Exhaust. Yes, they are that stupid. They are the National Guard. And the reason why that have a guy that can`t swim is because unlike the Marine Corps, where you must pass swim qualification to graduate boot camp, these guys are National Guard.
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    viperjason Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    They did exactly as they were supposed to do. If the they didnt start floating, they would have easily continued.

    That was not a stupid thing, it was their job and they are trained for it.
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    Deepeyes Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    @ RobSwindol "It doesn`t matter if the exhaust is underwater"
    Quite right, I saw a lot of these guys (the black snorkel) on cars when I was in South America. As long as that snorkel does not get water in it it will run with water completely covering the car.
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    I a happy to see my tax dollars used so wisely....
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    I have to say that "almost drown" is over the top. They were doing their job, things got tricky, and they got out of it. Nobody got close to drowning. Another classic fail on the description.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    Seems like they ALMOST made it. No harm done really, I`m sure the trucks weren`t damaged at all.
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    ecpkngt Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    Deuce and a half(s) or maybe 5 tons. But not jeeps or humvees. Too bad the water didn`t stay just a tad bit shallower there, they almost made it!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    "How is this possible"

    snorkels are old technology


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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    Well it was amusing to see that, i do say
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    Wow. Are these guys in military intelligence?
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    awesome. too bad it wasn`t about a foot shorter
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    I-See-U Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    A boat could have come in handy.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    Actually, Army vehicles aren`t supposed to be that submerged in water. If the water gets up to about the bottom of the vehicle, you have to modify your vehicle for water travel, which works with water only a little bit higher, about half-way up the door. Although I`m mentioning this for HMMWV as an example, I`m not sure what a 5 ton is capable of- Probably not as much, since it`s not designed to be submerged in water at all, except the massive wheels which set the ride height so high you don`t normally have to worry about water.
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    mrpuddle Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    "How is this possible"

    The air intake for the engine is above the water. The black tube in between the cab and the trailer is for the engine to pull in air. They should have been ok until the water got into it.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    I have seen Jeeps from the 40s that are still running nowadays like no problema
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    So you guys thought you could make it huh? You should have brought BOATS
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    Those aren`t jeeps;. They also aren`t humvees.
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    Skyeofgreen Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    they need an outboard moter floater
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    grimlock16 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    wtf is wrong with some people
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    kineo Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    I like how they don`t bother to offer any help- just talk for 3 minutes about how stupid they were. Granted, it was stupid, but hey maybe they could still use a hand.
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    I wouldn`t have gone in solely as that water is just ripe with nasty organisms and pollutants.
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    kru2wuero Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    the first 15 seconds should be a national guard commercial
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    "the first 15 seconds should be a national guard commercial"

    Agreed
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    "How is that possible?"
    "It`s the Army, Bro"

    That`s why the Army should stick to doing Army stuff, not Navy stuff.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    SlothOfDoom: I stand corrected, Those were LMTVs.



    That give everyone a clue as to just how high the water was.
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    Yap71 Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    Be all you can b-BLUBLBLBLBUBLBUBLBLB
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    whyme73 Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2011 at 1:03 am
    Sharks.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2011 at 1:10 am
    "It`s the Army, Bro", had me in tears.
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    binarystarr Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2011 at 5:29 am
    there is a fine line between epic win and epic fail
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2011 at 5:45 am
    Definitely an LMTV, really amazing vehicles. This does far exceed the suggested water fording depth in these lol I can`t remember the exact recommended depth in inches but it is much less than that. The engine is under the seats and actuly sits pretty low so hopefully they didn`t cut the engine off because snorkel or not as soon as that exhaust pressure is lost water will head straight up the exhaust and fill up the motor with water.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2011 at 10:15 am
    The Explanation is at 2:10, the Captain was here.

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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2011 at 10:58 am
    "You guys are stupid."

    Calling them stupid when the only thing you`re doing to prove yourself a better man then those fail soldiers is filming the whole thing while atop a bridge. Smart move Chad.
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    JolieTheMute Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    That`s the Army for you.

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