JRTC, Fort Polk sends best to help those going through worst


FORT POLK, La. — A group of Soldiers and bus drivers from Fort Polk traveled to Lake Charles Sept. 1 to stage buses bound for Texas. The mission was to help move evacuees from flood-rav-aged areas around Vidor, Texas, a community that was drowning in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. A team of about 15 Soldiers decided to grab a bite at a local fast food restaurant before heading out for this humanitarian mission. Once they were seated, a local man asked for everyone’s attention in the restaurant.

“In case you haven’t noticed, the Army is here,” he began.“They are here to help rescue some folks over in Texas. I want to ask everyone two things: First, let’s give these guys around of applause.” The diner sall clapped and cheered for the group, smiling and nodding their heads in approval. “And secondly,” the man said, “let’s offer up a prayer for these guys and the people they are going to help today.”


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