More Scenes from New Orleans

Band of Cobelligerents: Denny, Mark (SBC), George, and Mike (Salvation Army). These are the four who manned our Canteen truck. Denny and Mark are from Dallas, TX; George and Mike are from Ohio. It was a real pleasure working with these guys.


The filth and stench outside the Convention Center was unbelievable.


Terrence and his family came through the line at our Canteen truck. Terrence was able to hold on to his job after losing his home and all his belongings in the hurricane. Now he, his wife Raquel, and his three children (Caitlyn, 11yrs; Corey, 11yrs; and Cayla, 7yrs.) have made Terrence’s bus their new home.


USS Harry Truman docked at the Riverwalk which runs alongside the Mississippi River in New Orleans.


It was eerie to see that the Mississippi River Bridge going into New Orleans was deserted.


Denny in front of the Canteen talking to an immigration officer.


Evacuees arriving at our position in front of the Convention Center.


It was our pleasure to serve members of the 82nd Airborne stationed inside the evacuation site.


Flooded street in New Orleans.


Pure D nastiness.


This is a view of downtown from I-10 looking south. We could only drive so far north before having to turn around because flood waters had cut off I-10.


Here we are making nice with the guys who are now running the streets of New Orleans. They weren’t forcing evacuations, but boy is it intimidating to see these guys rolling down the streets of the neighborhood in their armored vehicles.


What can I say? I just like Humvees.

2 Responses to More Scenes from New Orleans

  1. Jim Hamilton September 15, 2005 at 7:51 pm #

    Great post!

    Thanks for sharing these photos with us,

    Jim

  2. Barry Joslin September 16, 2005 at 9:14 pm #

    “Pure D nastiness.” Now that’s going back in time. That’s nasty, Wyatt.

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