CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Marines at Camp Lejeune and the encompassing space have been completely sandbagging throughout their mission to sandbag areas of the bottom in preparation for the hurricane, sources confirmed in the present day.
“I don’t even freaking know why we’re out right here, man,” stated Lance Cpl. Allen Jones, an ammunition specialist with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, taking his 17th smoke break earlier this week.
“You truthfully are going to sit down there and inform me a 30-pound sandbag goes to cease a freaking hurricane? I’m no common or meteorologist, however we’re all fucked for positive.”
Hurricane Florence is anticipated to trigger huge flooding over the weekend close to Camp Lejeune and its surrounding areas. Potential flooding led Brig. Gen. Julian D. Alford, the commanding common of Camp Lejeune, to order the filling and stacking of sandbags round mission-critical constructions on-post, in addition to inside the local people.
“Since 1941, this base and its Marines have been postured to cope with crises at residence and overseas and Hurricane Florence isn’t any exception,” Alford stated, including that Marines wanted one thing to do to distract them from trying to leap off their third flooring balconies whereas tied to a poncho liner with 550 wire.
“I joined the Marines to serve my nation and I assume stacking sandbags is a part of it, as a lot as I don’t wish to be out right here,” stated Pfc. James Ramirez, a provide clerk with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines. “I imply it’s only a hurricane, like we’ll be advantageous, even when the mission fails, proper?”
When requested in regards to the bigger affect of the sandbagging mission, Ramirez rolled his eyes, and began to fill what would truly be his solely sandbag of the day.
“I’m over this shit,” he stated as he threw his shovel into a big sand pile and lit up one other cigarette.
As of Saturday morning, an estimated zero buildings on Camp Lejeune had been successfully sandbagged, even with the whole battalion working since Wednesday.
Nonetheless, Jones and his fellow squad members have been capable of sandbag three close by strip golf equipment, two bars, and 6 tattoo parlors, all in beneath an hour.
“I’ll be damned if a hurricane goes to remove the place I spend my weekends,” Jones stated. “Don’t ever inform me I haven’t sacrificed for my nation.”
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