As usual, the post over at MissPres this morning got me thinking--this time about downtown Biloxi after Katrina. I spent a week there working in the Disaster Recovery Centers of the area following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I stayed at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino, which we promptly re-named the FEMA Hilton, our headquarters for our stay.
He was in his 7th deployment, and still smiling and pleasant. I thought it was my first lesson in disaster work.