After a bet between squad members, our HMMWV ended up here. After seven hours and the help of an 8x8 HEMTT, we made it back to camp.
Spc. Mike King
Eco 1/148th INF KOSOVO
I am currently in Iraq and on patrol. One day, we managed to get our uparmored Hummers stuck. I guess the 13,000-pound Hummers just can't go muddin' like my '97 Silverado back home.
Spc. Jason L Wegscheid
Alpha Co. 1-194 Armor
This is a civilian contractor who, while his efforts are applauded, obviously overestimated the capabilities of his tanker.
1st Lt. Robert Wells
TF 1-151st Aviation
South Carolina Army
I don't really know how this happened, but I do know that it took four M88A1 recovery vehicles and 12 hours to extract this tank. Not to mention that the soldiers had to pull security for us while we worked.
Spc. Andrew Johannsen
31D, 1/64 AR, Recovery
We have a saying at Camp LeJeune: "Tanks don't go where cattails grow." Guess he didn't see the cattails.
Gunnery Sgt. Richard Betts