|Description:||This 2008 photograph depicts U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), Lt. Cmdr. Gary Brunette, as he was examining a patient in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, during Operation Continuing Promise (CP) 2008. In this case, the patient, a young boy, was seated in his mother’s lap during the exam.|
Lt. Cmdr. Brunette was embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), which was supporting the Caribbean phase of operation Continuing Promise (CP) 2008, an equal-partnership mission between the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.