Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Impressive Redeployment

  • A teenager who suffered a ruptured appendix at sea, hundreds of miles from help, got an unusual rescue when the Navy airlifted her to an aircraft carrier for emergency surgery.

    Laura Montero, 14, fell ill aboard the Dawn Princess cruise ship off the coast of Baja California. The Bahamian ship sent out a distress call Friday that was answered by the USS Ronald Reagan, which was on training maneuvers about 500 miles away.

    The nuclear carrier was the closest ship with a hospital facility, according to a news release from the Navy. It steamed overnight toward the cruise ship, which was about 250 miles northwest of Cabo San Lucas when the call went out
$2.5 million dollars a day to operate this carrier and they drop an entire training schedule to rescue a kid.

Go Navy.

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45 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 14 year old girl? I say worth it.

12/18/2007 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let me guess... all CPD is against this too.. must have been the mayor secretly up to something... "aldercreatures" are behind this... a life was saved and you fucks will be upset. a minor setback to the Reagan... could happen to any of us and you cry babies will be upset. Go find a blow dryer... thats right, the blow dry guy is back!

12/19/2007 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and what if that was your child??, they give millions to the the dogs that are shot by the police..

12/19/2007 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2.5 million? She better go to Havard and find a cure for some dreaded disease.

12/19/2007 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That made my day!

12/19/2007 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes me Proud to be a veteran and an American. Ronald Reagan would be Very Very Proud!!! Semper Fi
About time we help our own citizens!!!!Semper Fi

12/19/2007 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a heart you bastard. Kudos to the US Navy. It's about time some big shot made the right call and saved the life of a kid. How dare you diminish the life of a kid just to stay on a training schedule. You are a real dick SCC.

12/19/2007 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess one way to look at it is the redeployment WAS practice. They (the Navy)might have saved a future great person. She might even become mayor of this city and clean it up!

12/19/2007 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the Navy was protecting a US Citizen and not some idiots in a foriegn country. Finally some common sense.

12/19/2007 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger copskid13193 said...

Sounds like a sound investment to me..... Shes worth more than 2.5 Million in my mind.

12/19/2007 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

Are some of you idiots mentally retarded??

Did you not read the title?

Impressive Redeployment

Did you not read the line at the bottom?

Go Navy

Or the tag at the bottom?

good news

How could you not read this was a feel good story about how even at the cost of millions of dollars, the life of a child is priceless?

All you sanctimonious asswipes who can't tell the difference between a feel good story about a little girl and some politicians stealing money in this city hand over fist can go fuck yourselves silly with a barbed wire baseball bat.

12/19/2007 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey....SCC.....nice post, a real feel good story and the best use of Government resources in a long time. In regards to the goofs who can't figure out where you were coming from on this, doesn't it scare you, just a little bit to think that some of the people who post here or read the blog aren't smart enough to know the difference between a positive and negative post. Remember, these are the same people upon whom you rely for your information regarding events in the Department. Casts some doubt in the credibility department doesn't it?

Happy Holidays!

12/19/2007 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC When I read your post I knew what you meant, but I also knew that your message would be misconstrued by the following line

"$2.5 million dollars a day to operate this carrier and they drop an entire training schedule to rescue a kid."

But, it goes to show that people don't know how to pay attention and read between the lines. Keep up the good work!

12/19/2007 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Friend of the Navy said...

...$2.5 million dollars a day to operate this carrier and they drop an entire training schedule to rescue a kid...

SCC, sorry, but when I read it the first time I took the above line to be a criticism. After rereading it I figured it was just the way you stated it that it came across harshly.

Right on Navy!!!

12/19/2007 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blow Dry Guy takes it in the ass like all liberals

12/19/2007 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you get the est. $2.5 mil per day operating cost figure from? The U.S. Navy responds to distress calls all the time. 99% of which are ligtimate. They are mostly foreign nationals, so it's good to see that they were able to help one of our own.

12/19/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc ,you are right, again we hear from the ranks of those who only read
select words. if all you can do is bitch about what scc writes, stay away. if any of you are on the job i hope i never have to deal with your pathetic narrow mindeness. scc good work on your part. guys stay safe and back each other up. happy holidays to all

12/19/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey,isnt that what the US armed forces are for???Protecting and assisting REAL US CITIZENS.

I take my hat off to all involved that actually did something correct in these times of PC insanity.

12/19/2007 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job!!!!! To repeat your statement: GO NAVY!!

(sorry for the all caps, scc)

12/19/2007 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger SECOND CITY SARGE said...

I read your post and took it for what it was....a feel good story!
I started to read the comments and couldn't believe the the uproar from those who thought (foolishly) that you were chastising the Navy. Some people are so quick to jump to conclusions.
To many idiots not enough bullets.

12/19/2007 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Done to the Skipper, the crew, the doctors and especially the medevac crew and aviators for getting the kid off an ocean liner that I know doesn't have a helipad.

12/19/2007 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't a military medical rescue helicopter be a better/faster idea??

12/19/2007 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job God Bless the greatest country in the world the USA! At least we took care of our own, and not some illegal jagoff! Thanks Navy great job, and your all the best!

12/19/2007 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The money would have been spent anyway...and the work done was practice and training. I am proud every time I hear our troops have helped out civilians, especially kids in war zones.

Good Job Navy!







P.S. Note of interest. Recently medical science has found that the appendix has a real use in life. It is a storage sac that cultivates digestive bacteria that is used in the large intestine. When the large colon needs to be reseeded the appendix reboots the bacteria. Think about that the next time you have the runs.

12/19/2007 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was money well spent. It can be used as a training exercise of sorts.

12/19/2007 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better her than one of the Kennedy's or Daley's

12/19/2007 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous sgtobie said...

Hello All and God Bless the United States Navy and Coast Guard...Human life is priceless guys and girls, don't ever forget that. In addition, this type of thing is what separates the United States from other countries who place little to no value on human life. Two years ago, my father, a retired CPD Lieutenant and Naval Veteran, fell and stuck his head while on a cruise ship. The coast guard air lifted him to San Diego but unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries. Almost as tragically, location and fuel concerns meant my Mother had to stay aboard the cruise ship four more days. We requested the help of the coast guard but their air craft couldn't make the distance, since the ship resumed course and was to far out at sea, and no cutter was close enough. Senators Obama of Illinois and Mcain of Arizona, asked the navy if they could help. After high level review they eventually agreed, even though my mom's life was not at risk. We, the family would have to pay the bill for their help but $50.000 is a small price when a man and woman loved each other for 5 years. However, my father passed before things were put in motion. The real story is though, the most powerful navy in the world was going to take a break from their task of defense to help my family and that makes me so proud to be an American!!!! It's funny because I almost never read this blog but I do today and here's this story. Neat because my Dad is heavy on my mind with the approaching holiday..Oh and before I sign my name, to the Captain and Lieutenant (names withheld) who think I run this blog, I don't (I'm lucky to have time to balance my check book)... This is my fifth time reading this blog and third time writing to this blog and I always write my name..

Sergeant Dennis O'Brien -sgtobie@aol.com
P.S. Don't forget Field Training Officer Charlie Scott in your prayers as he waits for his heart replacement and if you can help financially that would be wonderful...

12/19/2007 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$2.5 Million that wont go towards Link cards and welfare payola.

12/19/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: "Wouldn't a military medical rescue helicopter be a better/faster idea??

12/19/2007 12:04:00 PM"

The Navy knows how to do these things.

If you would read a (God Forbid)newspaper, or watch TV or online news, you would have seen that is exactly what was done. The next day they flew her mom out to the carrier.

The Navy,not just a job,
it's an adventure!

Stay Safe, and God Bless the Navy.

12/19/2007 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't a military medical rescue helicopter be a better/faster idea??

12/19/2007 12:04:00 PM


Med Flights flight range are about 130 miles. The cruise ship was 250 miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Navy ship was only option other than the cruise ship heading for nearest port which would have taken longer.

12/19/2007 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Chicago cop/suburbanite said...

Ah heck, it's only money! Seriously, the captain on the carrier displayed character to halt the training and rescue the kid. GO NAVY!

12/19/2007 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:07 & 8:08
TRY READING THE ORIGINAL POST or have someone read it and tell you what it says----I hope you two aren't on the job

12/19/2007 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seiser is a real north-side pin head....

12/19/2007 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On first read, your presentation sounded like dry sarcasm to me, similar to your approach on other issues. But, after your comment, I can see that you are attempting to be congratulatory. Go SCC.

12/19/2007 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was the kid legal?

12/19/2007 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An American citizen saved by our American Navy..kudos.

Proud American

12/19/2007 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make me proud to say that my Dad was a Navy man.

12/19/2007 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to note that some took this post as a criticism of what was done and some took it as an approval.

Guess it just depends on what each individual sees through their eyes....

12/19/2007 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
let me guess... all CPD is against this too.. must have been the mayor secretly up to something... "aldercreatures" are behind this... a life was saved and you fucks will be upset. a minor setback to the Reagan... could happen to any of us and you cry babies will be upset. Go find a blow dryer... thats right, the blow dry guy is back!

12/19/2007 12:07:00 AM
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Relax! Go take a pill . Jeeez something seriously went wrong in your childhood. This reminds me to hug my kids more-WOW.

12/20/2007 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, these are the same people upon whom you rely for your information regarding events in the Department. Casts some doubt in the credibility department doesn't it?

Happy Holidays!

12/19/2007 10:06:00 AM


Give SCC some credit, he can tell the good information from the bad. He is much smarter than you think. These bitter posters would never provide anything useful for SCC,except maybe a laugh.

12/20/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job, kids.

12/20/2007 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 8:08 AM
Should we keep waiting for an apology from you to SCC (and his/her/their mother/s)?

12/20/2007 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they only did it cause she a whitey

12/20/2007 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dumbfuck, it's tax payer money.

You know, like you're pathetic little income that we all unfortunately have to pay?

12/20/2007 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three quarters of the Earth is water!!!

The United States Navy/Marine Corps Team patrols all of it,projecting American power worldwide.

We are there for you in any need,just as you are back home protecting our homefront.

Merry Christmas from Coronado Island (home of the USS Reagan) to all the brothers in blue...

12/21/2007 12:09:00 PM  

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