In a video that would be a boon for recruiting efforts, National Guard soldiers are seen piloting their vehicles through high water on South Main Street in flooded Manville, New Jersey during rescue efforts. In the background, one man asks, "How is that possible?" Another replies, "It's the Army, bro." The recruiting video would end there, because the trucks get stuck. Is this a crude metaphor?


The Star-Ledger has a photo of the men getting off the roofs of the trucks using a ladder, but whose idea was it to drive through that much standing water in the first place? We're all in favor of saving people, but that requires seeing the road and not being submerged in 15 feet of water. Actually, this video IS better than the current crop of National Guard recruiting videos, because it does not contain any 3 Doors Down.