Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of ''the rat race'' is not yet final.
~ Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 - February 21, 2005)
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If you look at when was the last time the U.S. military assisted in the evacuation of a metropolitan city the size of New Orleans, I would have to say this ranks at the very top. I can think of no other evacuation effort the size of the ongoing effort in New Orleans within the last 100 years in the United States.