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  • 'Katrina girl' goes to JROTC ball with pararescueman who saved her

    03/21/2017 4:14:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/19/17 | Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    You might remember the "Katrina girl" photo, of the little girl with a broad smile, who's hugging the Air Force pararescueman who plucked her family from a rooftop in Hurricane Katrina-flooded New Orleans.The pararescueman, Master Sgt. Mike Maroney, went on a search for the girl in the photo 10 years later. He ultimately found LeShay Brown, then 13 and living in Waveland, Miss., in Sept. 2015. The two have remained close, and as WLOX reported, LeShay took Maroney to her JROTC ball in Mississippi on Saturday.
  • BUSH PREDICTS GULF COAST BUILDING BOOM

    01/12/2006 5:35:39 PM PST · by securityMama · 8 replies · 411+ views
    My Way News ^ | 1/12/06 | NEDRA PICKLER
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - President Bush traveled to a still-ravaged Gulf Coast Thursday after three months away, promising that a building boom is on its way and encouraging other Americans to visit, too. Bush's visit to New Orleans and Mississippi was part of a series of events to showcase his priorities leading up to the State of the Union address. He said he was committed to rebuilding communities devastated from Hurricane Katrina. "People in far away places like Washington, D.C., still hear you and care about you," Bush told survivors gathered at St. Stanislaus College, just a couple...
  • Katrina victims reaffirm faith with tears, sorrow

    09/05/2005 7:41:09 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 256+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 09/05/2005 | Jeorge Zarazua
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — Inside a church with a damaged roof and no electricity, Liz Fergusson quietly wept as her congregation celebrated its first Sunday Mass since monstrous and deadly Hurricane Katrina ravaged the coast a week ago, tearing apart everything she owned. Marcus Johnson holds a flashlight for Bishop Thomas Rodi as he leads Mass in Bay St. Louis, Miss., at St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church. Theresa Wilson prays while attending mass in Bay St. Louis, Miss., at St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church. Wilson's home was destroyed by hurricane Katrina. Sometimes the weeping turned into uncontrollable...
  • Astonishing Exclusive From Mississippi [hundreds if not thousands dead]

    08/30/2005 10:10:45 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 2,694 replies · 140,163+ views
    Paramedic Rescue Operation | 8-31-05 | My Favorite Headache
    It is with heavy heart I write this... I have finally reconnected with my best friend who is a paramedic who was sent from Georgia 2 days ago to Gulf Port, Mississippi before the hurricane hit. He just reached me within the last 10 mins via emergency cell phone to tell me he was alive. Thousands of bodies have been discovered throughout Mississippi in Gulf Port, Waveland,Hancock County,Bay of St.Louis. They are hanging in trees and they are pulling them out 30 at a time. Entire families found drowned in their homes and washing up on shore. The stories he...