Coast Guard Heroes of New Orleans

Coast Guard Heroes of New Orleans


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455622207
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,228,274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Before retiring, Robert Mueller led USCG surface rescue operations post-Hurricane Katrina. He is currently the vice president of compliance at a towboat company and an adjunct professor at Tulane University.

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

Foreword 7

Introduction 13

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

Index 231

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