August 1969 -- Mississsippi (Hurricane Camille)
U.S. Navy helicopters from Training Squadron Eight (HT-8), aided by Seabees from the Construction Battalion Center at Gulfport, Mississippi, evacuated approximately 820 people from Pass Christian, Mississippi, on August 20, 1969, after their town was devastated by Hurricane Camille. More than 1,700 Seabees participated in road clearing and salvage projects all along the stricken Gulf Coast. Seabees also loaned 45 generators to various hospitals, nursing homes, and other vital locations. Additionally, USS Bushnell (AS-15) provided emergency and medical aid to the residents of Pilottown, Louisiana.
Published: Thu Apr 23 12:41:58 EDT 2020