Clearwater Coast Guard First Response Helping Haiti

The men and women of Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, FL were among the first to respond to Haiti‘s devastating earthquake Jan. 12, 2010. It was a Clearwater Coast Guard crew that did the first flyover of Port-au-Prince and the region:

Tuesday will mark the one-year anniversary of the natural disaster that killed more than 200,000 and left more than 1 million homeless. Many from the Tampa Bay Area and Florida responded with aid. Here’s a Coast Guard video produced in the first weeks of the international response:

Under the direction of the U.S. Southern Command, members of the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and Reservists also responded offering medical aid, recovery assistance, clearing ports and evacuating the critically injured.

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