28 Aug '16, 8am

Rescuer reunites with ‘Katrina Girl’ https://t.co/CdFDvqwcdX

Rescuer reunites with ‘Katrina Girl’ https://t.co/CdFDvqwcdX

Ten years ago, Staff Sgt. Mike Maroney hovered over a maelstrom of water, debris and human suffering. New Orleans, a once vibrant mecca for revelers and tourists, was ground zero for impoverished refugees in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. By Sept. 6, 2005, Maroney said he had become depressed and felt detached from the city’s suffering. He had spent the previous six days caring for coma victims, families with no place to go and refugee drop-offs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency camp at the Louis Armstrong Airport. Maroney, then a helicopter pararescue specialist with the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, said he was overwhelmed with the human condition. It reminded him of a deployment to Afghanistan. “I had come back from a bad deployment, real bad," he said. ”We didn’t pick up anyone alive.” On day seven of the Katrina mission, Maroney saw a...

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