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Pictures compiled by Tara Carreon, librarian

Spc. Adolfo Cosino (left), and Pvt. Jerel Ridgley, chemical specialists, 21st Chemical Company, 82nd Airborne Division, spray down a humvee Sept. 14, 2005, at the Task Force All American Decontamination site. The Paratroopers use hot-soapy water to decontaminate the vehicle from any bacteria or contaminates it may have come in contact with near the polluted waters that inhabit much of New Orleans.

U.S. Army Spc. Jamel Khabeer drives a 950-B Bucket Loader to clear debris from the streets of Algiers in New Orleans, La., Sept. 14, 2005. Khabeer is assigned to the 307th Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. DoD photo.

Paratroopers of Alpha Company 3/505 PIR, 82nd Airborne Division, come back on watercrafts after performing a search and rescue mission on September 13, 2005 during Task Force Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. U.S. Army photo by SSG Christopher J. Crawford SR.

On Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ famous French Quarter, paratroopers from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, patrol nearly deserted streets.

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne escort an evacuee from downtown New Orleans, La., on Sept. 8, 2005. She will be given a medical exam and eventually transported to a shelter safely away from the flooded city. The 82nd, from Ft. Bragg, N.C., are here to bring order and safety to the storm damaged city. DoD photo.

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne and U.S. Coast Guard personnel use a "Zodiac" to patrol the flooded streets of New Orleans, La., on Sept. 8, 2005, in search of Hurricane Katrina survivors that must be evacuated from the flooded city. DoD photo.

Spc. Chase Carman, medic, Company C, 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, climbs out of the second-floor window of a flooded home during a zodiac-boat search and rescue operation Sept. 9, 2005, in the Lake View area of Orleans Parish. The search and rescue teams are permitted to enter and search a home only if there is an open window or balcony door.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. Carden

U.S. Army Maj. Todd Berry of the 82nd Airborne from Fort Bragg, N.C., points out key locations on a map of the city of New Orleans, La., on Sept. 3, 2005. The U.S. Army is here to help bring order and security in support of Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

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