The armored vehicles seen throughout the East End over the past two days were here for a military funeral, according to News 12 Long Island.
A convoy of military vehicles had been spotted at and later in Montauk on Thursday. Then on Friday, they were , followed by an unconfirmed report of a submarine off Orient.
News 12 reported on Friday evening that the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs said they were amphibious vehicles practicing for a funeral procession and then a part of a procession on Friday. The station was not able to find out whose funeral it was.
The M1117s are rugged armored security vehicles known as the Guardian. It can cross water depths of 5 feet, climb gradients of 60 percent and can get over vertical obstacles of 2 feet high, according to army-technology.com.