Iowa Veteran and the “Añasco Expendables” on the Front Lines of Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts
ANASCO, Puerto Rico -- When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last month many of us turned on our televisions. Eric Reeves bought a plane ticket. The Essex, Iowa native is now in the heart of the disaster zone in southwest Puerto Rico along with a team of veterans who until a few weeks ago were complete strangers. He and a group of veterans who call themselves the Anasco Expendables are working to gather and distribute supplies in the mountainous region where many are still cut off by mudslides.