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One by One in Haiti: More Public Domain Images from the US Navy

Posted by Laurie Frost on February 7, 2010

A Soldier assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division based in from Fort Bragg, N.C., helps a woman carry a 55-pound bag of rice.

 100131-N-6214F-015 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 31, 2010) A soldier assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division based in from Fort Bragg, N.C., helps a woman carry a 55-pound bag of rice that she received from the World Health Organization at a food distribution site in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communications Specialist Robert J. Fluegel/Released)

Predictably, the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti is dropping out of the news. But on the US Navy image gallery Eye on the Fleet, the story continues to be documented. Surely of the military personnel in these Navy pictures never imagined that their duties would entail what they’ve spent the past weeks doing in Haiti. And yet what I see here is a great willingness to offer help where help is needed, to do what needs doing, brick by brick, box by box, person to person. If there is a grand scheme by which Haiti will be fixed it sure isn’t apparent. The pictures of the newborns and the children are especially poignant: does anyone really believe that these kids’ lives are likely to improve? It takes bravery to act as if there is hope.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Philip Davila plays marbles with a Haitian boy at the Heart to Heart orphanage.

Lance Cpl. Tyler Woodard swings on the swing set at the Heart to Heart orphanage with a Haitian girl.

100201-N-5808R-247, 100201-N-5808R-176. GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 1, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Philip Davila, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), plays marbles with a Haitian boy at the Heart to Heart orphanage.  Lance Cpl. Tyler Woodard, assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) embarked aboard  USS Bataan (LHD 5), swings on the swing set at the Heart to Heart orphanage with a Haitian girl.  (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha Robinett/Released)

A young Haitian boy is immunized at a clinic set up by the U.S. Public Health Service and Sailors, Marines and embarked staff assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Cmdr. Kristine Johnson comforts a Haitian girl while Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gina Martinez vaccinates her.

100204-N-5268S-144, 100204-N-5268S-109. GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 4, 2010) Cmdr. Kristine Johnson comforts a Haitian girl while Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gina Martinez vaccinates her at a clinic set up by the U.S. Public Health Service and Sailors, Marines and embarked staff assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). A boy is vaccinated. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christina M. Shaw/Released)

Medical personnel aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) swaddle a newborn  baby after the child was born in the ship's operating.

 100130-N-5345W-033 BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 30, 2010) Medical personnel aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) swaddle a newborn baby after the child was born in the ship’s operating room. The baby boy was the first baby ever born aboard Bataan.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)

 Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Matthew Blake holds a newborn baby aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

100128-N-4995K-008 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Matthew Blake holds a newborn baby aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Blake assisted in resuscitating the baby moments after it was born earlier in the week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)

Rear Adm. David Thomas Jr., commander of Carrier Strike Group 2, feeds a Hatian infant in the medical department of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4).

100130-N-8936G-028 CARIBBEAN SEA (Jan. 29, 2010) Rear Adm. David Thomas Jr., commander of Carrier Strike Group 2, feeds a Hatian infant in the medical department of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) deliver humanitarian supplies in Boden, Haiti.

 

 

 100126-N-9303D-002 BODEN, Haiti (Jan. 26, 2010) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) deliver humanitarian supplies in Boden, Haiti. (U.S. Navy Photo by Culinary Specialist 2nd Class George Disario/Released)

Navy Chaplain Lt. Devon Foster and Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Nicholas Bartlett remove rubble from a home in Neply during a community relations project.

100127-N-0924R-007 NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 27, 2010) Navy Chaplain, Lt. Devon Foster, left, and Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Nicholas Bartlett, both assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), remove rubble from a home in Neply during a community relations project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cory Rose/Released)

A Haitian boy does cartwheels on the beach with the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the background.

100201-N-5808R-409 GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 1, 2010) A Haitian boy does cartwheels on the beach with the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the background. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha Robinett/Released)

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