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KoKo

(84,711 posts)
Mon Dec 28, 2015, 08:43 AM Dec 2015

4 International Soldiers Among Missouri Flood Victims, Sheriff Says

Source: http://www.wunderground.com/news/soldiers-lost-in

4 International Soldiers Among Missouri Flood Victims, Sheriff Says
weather.com
Published: December 28, 2015

Four soldiers from another country who were temporarily stationed at Fort Leonard Wood are among the eight people who have died in flooding in the state, a Missouri sheriff says.

Pulaski County Sheriff Ronald Long said in a statement late Sunday night that a witness saw a car drive into a flooded roadway a day earlier. It was swept downstream. First responders found two men inside the sedan who apparently had drowned, and the bodies of two other men who had been in the car were t)

Long says the victims were "international soldiers" who were temporarily stationed at the central Missouri Army base for training. They were not immediately identified, pending notification of their families by the U.S. State Department, and the statement did not give their nationalities.

A message seeking further information was left with the base's media affairs department.

Long says it's possible that a fifth person was in the car because an acquaintance of the soldiers' is missing.

http://www.wunderground.com/news/soldiers-lost-in-missouri-flooding

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dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
1. How weird to come to the US to meet your demise.
Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:37 AM
Dec 2015

I am wondering how many of theses "international soldiers" there are on bases here.

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
5. Imaginary borders to tend to attract the imaginary thinker.
Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:57 AM
Dec 2015

Imaginary borders to tend to attract the imaginary thinker.

Paladin

(28,106 posts)
6. There's nothing imaginary about DU Texas bashers....
Mon Dec 28, 2015, 10:15 AM
Dec 2015

utilizing the recent tornado deaths in the Dallas area to trash the entire population of the state. That was the point of my earlier post, here.

 

trillion

(1,859 posts)
4. I can't remember ever reading about US soliders dying in floods.
Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:44 AM
Dec 2015

I wonder if these international soldiers knew the dangers of being swept away. I wonder if they even knew how to swim although I doubt they would have had a chance to even had they got out of the car because many floods have undercurrents as they're actually enlarged rivers.

deathrind

(1,786 posts)
7. Sad to read this.
Mon Dec 28, 2015, 11:06 AM
Dec 2015

Do NOT drive into a flooded roadway. It's not that difficult to understand but people do it all the time...

 

tabasco

(22,974 posts)
8. I went to basic training at Leonard Wood a long time ago.
Mon Dec 28, 2015, 12:21 PM
Dec 2015

Definitely an area with gullies and draws subject to flash flooding.

 

Humanist_Activist

(7,670 posts)
9. Remember, even water as shallow as a foot deep is enough to turn your car into an unpowered...
Mon Dec 28, 2015, 03:37 PM
Dec 2015

temporary boat that's subject to currents. People die all the time being swept from the road into ditches, creeks and rivers.

vinny9698

(1,016 posts)
10. Happens here in Houston everytime there is major rainfall
Mon Dec 28, 2015, 06:34 PM
Dec 2015

You would think after seeing people drown from driving across flooded streets that they would learn. Every storm there are stories on local TV about people losing their lives in those flooded streets. But come the next storm more deaths by flooded streets.

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