Saturday, January 08, 2005

Same ship, same mission.

Captain Ed points out an inspiring story on a Sailor currently assisting in the tsunami relief mission:

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Standing in the hangar bay of this mammoth aircraft carrier, Seaman Joviena Kay looks across the waves toward the devastated coast of Sumatra, remembering a time 13 years ago when she huddled on the same deck with evacuees from another great Asian disaster.

Joviena was 6 years old then, a refugee from a volcano. The Filipino-American eventually joined the U.S. Navy, and she is serving on the ship that rescued her as its sailors help the survivors of an earthquake and tsunami.

How appropriate.