Images: SD Guardsmen support Missouri River flooding [Image 2 of 4]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Carlson
Sgt. Michael Peitz (left), Spc. Ben Sevingy (center) and Sgt. 1st Class Brooks Schild (right) with the South Dakota Army National Guard's Charlie Battery, 1/147th Field Artillery, Yankton, fill sandbags at the city Recycling Facility to be used for flood relief by residents of Pierre. More than 600 South Dakota Guardsmen have been called upon to assist the communities affected by the Missouri River flood. National Guardsmen have been focusing on sandbagging operations for use by city government and residents to protect infrastructure assets and private property. All available state Army and Air National Guardsmen are on alert for possible mobilization to provide flooding relief.