Source: The Daily Beast
The men who came ashore from the Mexican Navy’s landing ship Papaloapan wore blue jerseys over their uniforms emblazoned with a single word in big white letters.
They were Mexican Marines, landing in Mississippi in September of 2005 to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They brought 250 tons of food, a pair of helicopters, eight all-terrain vehicles, and seven amphibious vehicles. They were joined by units of the Mexican Army, which traveled overland in a convoy of 35 vehicles carrying another 162 tons of food as well as a field kitchen that served 170,000 meals. The legislative assembly in Mexico City also did its bit, with each member kicking in a day’s pay for the storm’s victims.