|Description:||Photographed by U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Lt. Cmdr. Gary Brunette, this image depicted two public health practitioners standing outside of what was the Canadian emergency response post inside what was known as an Internal Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Haiti, shortly after the country’s devastating 2010 earthquake, which at the time, had displaced over 895,000 inhabitants. The officer on the left by the name of Shoultz, was wearing a United States Public Health Service camouflage uniform.|
The USS Bataan and her crew set out underway early January, 2010, in order to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support to Operation Unified Response in Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the island nation. Bataan’s Navy/Marine Corps Team established nine landing zones to facilitate aid distribution, ultimately moving more than 1,000 pallets of relief supplies ashore and treating close to 1,000 Haitians both aboard Bataan in the ship’s medical facility, and working side-by-side local and volunteer physicians at clinics throughout Haiti.