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The 'Big Easy'

by Romie Deschamps MSO 61-64 |

I always wanted to check out New Orleans but never made it there. My wife, Pat whom alot of MSO jumpers know, as a Nurse from St.

Pats was deployed to Katrinia via a DMAT strike team. She was there 10 days, mainly at New Orleans International Airport. Had lots of tales to tell. She said FEMA did well with Strike Teams, but the ICS higher up needed some work.

She mentioned the USFS seemed to have Their act together


Romie is a former Mso Smokejumper 1961 thru 64.Currently a Practicing Pharmacist & a AK1-DMAT - FEMA volunteer