Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Biloxi Beach Sandstorm
This post has nothing to do with medical care, but a lot to do with the kind of resources being put into the relief effort by our military. This photo shows an LCAC (landing craft, air cushion) on the beach in Biloxi, right along the shoreline drive. I took video of this one heading out to sea, and Myhanh (especially, all 89 pounds of her) and I were almost blown over by the sandblast created by its propellers as it rose off the beach, turned in its own length (next photo), and headed out to sea with about 130 personnel on board. Fortunately Midshipman Moore had warned us to get farther away than the front-row seat we had been occupying. Here's the next one landing on the beach, throwing up a mighty spray and roar. Myhanh and I put up a sign "will do medical/nursing work for helicopter ride", and now have added "or LCAC". Myhanh could flag down any passing Blackhawk, then I could step out of the bushes and she'd say "But my Dad is going too."
The blog looks great and the pictures are a tremendous addition and we all know hard this is to do even in normal circumstances.
Keep up the good work. Enjoyed reading about your adventures. Keep them coming.
Thank you for your efforts. Thank the others who are helping as well.
LCAC 83 boat driver