From a city’s darkest hour comes an amazing tale of bravery!
While other rescue operations struggled in the post-storm chaos of Hurricane Katrina, those men and women wearing the United States Coast Guard uniform powered through many obstacles—political, logistical, and physical—to save the lives of New Orleanians. Thanks to the largest and most successful rescue operation in American history, the USCG saved 33,500 people using surface and aerial recovery tactics in the wake of Katrina. With admiration and respect, Capt. Robert Mueller tells the intimate account of his experience as head of rescue operations and honors not only the “Coasties” but the citizens of a city affected by the worst natural disaster in its history.
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About the Author
Joseph Castillo was the Eighth District chief of operations in New Orleans and helped command the Coast Guard group involved in evacuation and rescue efforts after Hurricane Katrina.
Table of Contents
The One-Armed Bandit 15
Five Little Ones 31
The Soup Bowl 43
Who Picked Alexandria? 53
Creativity, Inc 71
I Hate It When the Pilot Says That 81
Everything Ts Biblical Proportions! 103
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch 119
You Didn't Bring Enough for Everybody 159
On the River 165
On the Island, or Not 181
Rescue from Above 189
Whatever Needed to Be Done 197
I Need a Father Mulcahy! 205
The Rescues Continue 213
Relief and Recovery 221