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Chief Hospital Corpsman Joe Gallardo assists a 7-month-old Somali migrant and his mother aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) after they were rescued from a disabled skiff.

Chief Hospital Corpsman Joe Gallardo assists a 7-month-old Somali migrant and his mother aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) after they were rescued from a disabled skiff.

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GULF OF ADEN (May. 24, 2009) Chief Hospital Corpsman Joe Gallardo assists a 7-month-old Somali migrant and his mother aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) after they were rescued from a disabled skiff. The skiff, originally ferrying 52 passengers, was spotted in distress by Lake Champlain helicopter pilots while patrolling the area. Lake Champlain is deployed as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker) File# 090524-N-4774B-133

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24/05/2009 - 24/05/2009
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GULF OF ADEN
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U.S. NAVY
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