Combat engineers on flood duty: a photo essay

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Kentucky Guard engineers flood mission

Sgt. Ernest Modlin, 130th Engineer Support Company, receives an immunization shot from Spc. Jacob Schneider, the unit's medic, for precautionary measures against exposure to contaminated flood water. (photo by Staff Sgt. Kitty Wu and Sgt. Sandra Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 9, 2011) – Kentucky Army National Guard combat engineers have been  a driving force in fighting flood waters across Western Kentucky.  Here are some of the images captured by the Soldiers in those units.

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sapper sandbag castle

What better way to store your reserve of sandbags than in the shape of the combat engineer castle? (Photo by 1st Sgt. Shane Parrott, 1123rd Sapper Company)

Kentucky Guard engineers flood mission sandbags

Kentucky Guardsmen from 206th Engineer Battalion fill sandbags for flood relief mission along the Cumberland River in Livingston County Ky. (photo by Staff Sgt. Kitty Wu and Sgt. Sandra Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion)

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Kentucky Guard Soldiers from the 206th Engineer Battalion fill sandbags for flood relief mission along the Cumberland River in Livingston County Ky. (photo by Staff Sgt. Kitty Wu and Sgt. Sandra Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion)

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