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3rd ID provides disaster relief in Pakistan

(Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army) (Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army)
(Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army) (Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army)
(Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army) (Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army)
(Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army) (Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army)
(Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army) (Source: Staff Sgt. Horace Murray, U.S. Army)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Third Infantry Division soldiers are providing some disaster relief in Pakistan for victims of massive flooding. Monsoons in July washed out roads leaving thousands of people stranded in the Swat Valley of nothern Pakistan.

The 3rd ID's Third Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Raptor and Falcon were deployed to help rescue people stranded from the monsoon's floods.The air crews are in their third day of rescues.

So far, they have transported more than 2,000 people from otherwise unreachable locations and flown in around 40 tons of food for those who were unable to evacuate.

"Where there used to be a pristine blue green water in the river river," said Maj. Daniel Rice, Task Force Raptor. "Now it is just a muddy swamp, that has completely washed away everything in its path. We will continue to work as hard as we can to rescue as many people as possible and we will not rest."

Task Force Falcon sent two Black Hawks and four Chinooks to help with the relief efforts.

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