Monday, August 18, 2008

USS Kearsarge in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua

Well this was fun! I am flipping through some online pics and this one caught my eye.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Danae Eskridge and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Richard Utley, both embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge, carry a Nicaraguan woman who was complaining of chest and arm pains into an improvised medical examination room at Juan Comenius High School in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, on Aug. 13. Kearsarge is deployed as the primary platform for supporting the Caribbean phase of Continuing Promise, an equal-partnership mission between the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.
A - It's about the Kearsarge on their humanitarian mission.
B - The young lady on one end of the stretcher, Danae, had the rack two above me while I was on the ship. She (like our other coffin mates, lol ) was funny, smart and psyched for the mission. I liked her very much. (p.s. she is much prettier than this pic let's on - I know, I know that's not the point of the mission, yada yada - But Chuck asked me to point out the pretty girls.)
C - The pic was snapped by MC1 Crawford. Crawford was one of the media specialist who guided us on our trip while on Kearsarge, sharing stories about his work, his life in the Navy and about himself. He is married with two small children. You can tell a lot about a person from the way they talk about their children


Chuck Simmins said...

I did not. I can pick out the pretty girls all by myself.

Where are the pics of you?

BostonMaggie said...

Ha! You are right. I went back and looked and you did indeed ask for pics of me doing something Naval. Guess I need to work on those reading comprehension skills.