At two a.m. Sunday morning, three unmarked Humvees, an armored personnel carrier and two large box trucks drove down a two lane road that ran through a town thirty miles south of Rockledge. The only witnesses to the small column were a couple of barking dogs. Had someone been around to take a closer look they would have noticed the grim faced soldiers inside the vehicle wore no insignias on their uniforms. The vehicles drove toward Wyatt County on one of the only three roads into the county.
At the same time two other identical columns were making their way in similar fashion along the other two roads. Approximately two hours later the columns halted just inside the county line. One truck continued up the access road to the sole cellular tower servicing the area. Another truck drove on to the repeater station that carried the local police channels. The rest of the column trucks parked in a flat area alongside the road. The soldiers jumped out and began taking up defensive positions around the vehicles. One soldier opened the back of the truck to reveal a bank of communications equipment with several soldiers at the controls. Another soldier strapped himself in a lineman’s belt and gaffs then climbed up to the top of the telephone pole next to the truck. After a few minutes he signaled down to the people inside the truck. At the cell tower and repeater station, the soldiers exploded charges at the base of the towers knocking them down. Wyatt County was cut off.