12 Sep '17, 2pm

[email protected] Soldiers break language barriers to help Hurricane Harvey's victims:

.@TXMilitary Soldiers break language barriers to help Hurricane Harvey's victims:

ORANGE, Texas - “Stop, they might need something!” Spc. Laura Campa barked at Sgt. Andrew Felthous, the driver of our high-water truck. He obliged, stopped the vehicle and pulled back his window. Campa took off her seatbelt and leaned over him. “Ocupan algo?” she asked. ‘Do you need something?' The two middle-aged women with two small girls shook their heads no and continued to walk. “They're Hispanic, they might need something and not be able to ask for it” she explained to me, “I always stop to ask, even if they don’t wave for us." Felthous put the vehicle back in drive to catch up to the lead truck. As a public affairs specialist assigned to escort a journalist on a relief effort mission for the Texas Military Department, I was intrigued. But as a Mexican-American, my intrigue increased two-fold. I asked Campa if she felt that her ability to speak Spanish had proven use...

Full article: http://www.nationalguard.mil/News/Article/1305940/texas-s...

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