A Miami-based pilot made history thanks to her heroic efforts following two devastating hurricanes and received the Air Medal from the US Coast Guard for her efforts.
And while she was helping others, her own family’s home was hit by yet another catastrophic storm.
Lt. Ronaqua Russell is based out of Coast Guard Air Station Miami. But on August 25th, 2017, she was based out of Corpus Christi when Hurricane Harvey hit the middle Texas coast as a Category 4 storm.
Her aircraft was the very first in the sky following the storm’s destructive track.