Soldiers honored as heroes after historic flooding

DANIELS, WV (WOAY) – Some Mountain State heroes were honored for their help during the summer floods this past weekend.

Major General Leslie Carroll awarded local West Virginia Army Reserve Soldiers from the 811th Ordinance Company for the life-saving assistance they provided in Rainelle.

Fourteen soldiers volunteered to brave flooding waters and other dangers in order to provide rescue operations during the historic late June flooding.

Todd Krantz, the Company Commander of the 811th said, “We had fork lifts, large trucks and about 15 soldiers that were out there in waters of up to 3 and a half to 4 feet. Just because of our ability to be there we were able to save a number of lives.”

“What a great honor to be here with these American patriots who in time of need here in the home land not only just about all of these soldiers have deployed overseas. What a great honor to be able to defend our own homeland,” said Major General Les Carroll.

Rainelle Mayor Andy Pendelton added, “The real heros they fight for our nation they fight for our community they fight for everything they need to do. They’re out there in the lines any time we need them, I can’t say enough for our serviceman”

The soldiersĀ also helped house and feed residents affected by the flooding.


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