Coast Guard Heroes of New Orleans

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From a city's darkest hour comes an amazing tale of bravery! While other rescue operations struggled in the post-storm chaos of Hurricane Katrina, those men and women wearing the United States Coast Guard uniform powered through many obstacles-political, logistical, and physical-to save the lives of New Orleanians. Thanks to the largest and most successful rescue operation in American history, the USCG saved 33,500 people using surface and aerial recovery tactics in the wake of Katrina. With admiration and respect, Capt. Robert Mueller tells the intimate account of his experience as head of rescue operations and honors not only the "Coasties" but the citizens of a city affected by the worst natural disaster in its history.
ISBN: 9781455622207
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 40
Pages: 232
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Mueller served in the U.S. Coast Guard for thirty years, earning an exceptional performance award for extreme crisis management in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was a captain when Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast. Under his direction as commander, the Coast Guard boat operation rescued a total of twenty-five thousand people in the storm’s aftermath, the largest and most successful rescue operation in American history. Mueller’s other military assignments included rebuilding destroyed coastal rescue stations, safety management and senior executive duties, and operations in Eastern Europe, the Far East, Alaska, Africa, and the Caribbean. Mueller is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and received a bachelor of science in management. He later attended the U.S. Defense Intelligence College and earned a master’s degree in international affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. Today, he continues to live in New Orleans, where he is an adjunct professor at Tulane University, teaching maritime homeland security and transportation security.
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