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Fighting the Flood - Transcript

Sheila Holzer: You know everything is going to be all right when you see the Guard coming.

Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk: The National Guard has been critical and essential to the flood fight here in Eastern North Dakota. What I saw from the air, I saw some of our Soldiers and Airmen walking the dikes, patrolling them. I saw people driving trucks, hauling sandbags, hauling sand, people on bulldozers, pushing material up to ensure protection.

Sheila Holzer: It's just such a relief to have the Guard finally come in and see these young bodies with energy and strength and knowledge so that we're able to keep these dikes operating.

Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk: And the fact is that these are people from all across the state and neighboring states, too, and they came here on literally a minute's notice to help us in this flood fight. Whatever we ask of them, they carry it out, they do it and they do it exceptionally well.

Sheila Holzer: The rest of us here in this neighborhood are absolutely exhausted, so it's a welcome relief to see them and have them with us.

Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk: They're all great patriots of this nation, and I'm so proud to be able to serve with these young men and women in the National Guard in North Dakota and neighboring states.

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