By Baxter Colburn
A Sturgeon Bay native is being lauded as a national hero following the disastrous events of Hurricane Harvey. Marc Moore of the U.S. Coast Guard was deployed with crews from the Great Lakes District 9 headquarters down to Houston. Working in command and control Moore played a vital role in the rescue of over 5,900 victims during his time in Texas. With such devastation and ruin around him, Moore says it is often hard for outsiders to understand what people in Houston went through.
After three days in Houston, Moore transferred to Port Arthur, TX where he made individual rescues by boat around the city. He recalls one rescue that particularly stood out from the rest involving a 94-year old woman.
Even though Moore is now back in Wisconsin, his leadership and relief efforts made a lasting impact on the people he brought to safety. Moore encourages everyone to consider donations of any kind to aid in the recuperation of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
To listen to Marc Moore’s entire interview with Nick Freimuth click on the audio link below: