It’s a neat story:
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Mike Maroney and his team rescued a 3-year-old girl and her family.
According to AirForceTimes.com, the girl, La’Shay Brown, was rescued at the New Orleans convention center and taken to the airport. The moment, on Sept. 6, 2005, when a smiling, grateful La’Shay hugged Maroney was captured in an iconic photo that served as a sliver of hope in a desperate time.