Milblogger Rescue Mission to Haiti

Blackfive has a post about a millblogger rescue mission to Haiti:

A good friend of mine reached out to me to get some medical supplies and doctors into Haiti. The plan was to get the supplies, docs, and SF medics into the Dominican Republic and convoy into Haiti. Since convoys have been attacked from the DR, you need to have security personnel who can sub as medics and medics who can sub as security personnel.

So you send experienced operators – Soldiers and Marines.

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Team Rubicon on the ground in the Dominican Republic

The 5 man advance team, which includes milblogger Badger Jake from Jake’s Life, hit the ground yesterday night. On Sunday they move to Port au Prince, where we will set up a triage area in the courtyard of the the Jesuit mission and assess the security situation in preparation for a follow-on medical team from Chicago.

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Mark Hayward, former Army Special Forces medic, checks their supply inventory after landing in the Dominican Republic. The 5-man advance team arrived with MOST of their bags, some medical supplies didn’t make a connecting flight.

There is one problem. The entire operation is entirely privately funded and is running low on cash, and the the logistics of getting the follow-on medical team into Port au Prince are proving difficult. They’ve raised over 17k in two days which has purchased much needed supplies. They’re carrying thousands of dollars of burn dressings, gauze, iodine, masks, gloves, pain relievers, water filtration devices, etc, including many thousands in donated items from Chicago hospitals and medical supply companies. However, if they can’t get the main medical body into Port au Prince then the mission is only partially complete. The Jesuits are telling us that they need this medical team NOW.

Team Rubicon is looking for additional funding for is follow- on team of a doctor and his 5 member medical group. They need to get to Port-au-Prince. If you can donate any money at all, please go to Badger Jake’s site and click the Pay Pal button. Donations are not tax deductible. Since I would not ask you to do something I am not willing to do myself, I gave $50.00 just before posting this.

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