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US Air Force Serviceman to be Reunited with Girl He Rescued after Hurricane Katrina

It’s a neat story [1]:

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 [2], 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.