Air Force Vet Finds Girl He Rescued During Hurricane Katrina

Master Sgt. Michael Maroney started a social media campaign to reconnect with the 3-year-old girl he was photographed rescuing in 2005.
1:12 | 09/03/15

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Out of a devastating storm this heartwarming picture there man had a little girl smiling as they flew to safety. That was two years ago in the days after Hurricane Katrina. Now after decades of searching the emotion the pure joy it lifts you know they only words I can think of Mike Maroney reconnect with that now grown up girl. After asking for help. A social media when you ask me like what Heidi. I can't explain a family friend linked the two using an S a grim account that belong to the son of the air force veteran. It felt right legacy and inside they sent me the picture and I saw the picture of her in and then compared to. Her and her family in the the shelter that they were at. And you return and it was her and now thirteen year old was saved brown living in Mississippi. A phone call with a Shea and her mom confirmed. It was in fact her. The mom Cindy she remembered me. And and that smiled in that was talking Tillman and I was polite ten years later Lewis Shea says she doesn't remember much about that helicopter ride out of New Orleans. But thinks of the hash tag foreign Katrina girl that embrace in those bright smiles still serve as an iconic image ten years after the storm.

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