“There wasn’t even really a conversation about it,” Capt. Katie Kochert, a spokeswoman for Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., told Task & Purpose. “They were like, ‘Yeah, we need to stop and help push this car to safety.’ ”
In the video, the unnamed woman says, “The Marines are going to help us,” as five Marines wade into the knee-high floodwaters. “This is so cool. We just got stuck.”
After the car is put in neutral, the Marines begin pushing the passengers to safety.
“Thank you so much!” the woman says. “This is so cool. Oh, my God. This is the most American thing ever.”
Marine Corps Body Bearers perform funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery and elsewhere, according to Task & Purpose.
“Nothing about what we did was exceptional,” Cpl. Mitchell Wojtowicz said in a statement to Task & Purpose. “Helping people is just the standard.”