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Travis Gentz, Navy petty officer third class, was aboard the U.S.S. Nassau, which helped distribute meals, water, medical supplies, radios and baby food to victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Area Navy officer helps out in Haiti

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The catastrophic earthquake that rocked the tiny island nation of Haiti on Jan. 12 has evoked an enormous response worldwide.

U.S. military forces have mobilized in support of Haiti, in a joint relief effort known as Operation Unified Response -- and Richville's own Travis Gentz was among the thousands of military personnel deployed to Haiti's shores as part of that mission.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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