Monday, February 1, 2010

Artist Finds Comfort Aboard U.S. Hospital Ship

100127-N-8366W-011 ABOARD USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20), At Anchor (Jan. 27, 2010) Haiti earthquake survivor Hugues Larose recently created a sketching representing events surrounding the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. Larose is currently being treated for a leg injury by Sailors aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is participating in Operation Unified Response, a multinational effort between military and nongovernmental agencies to provide humanitarian aid to ease the suffering of the people of Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Wilson/Released)


  1. Not sure if you can help, but there is a mother on shore looking for word on her little boy named Pierre Richard who was taken to the Comfort with a double compound fracture of the skull. If anyone is able to get any info, please contact the folks at so they can pass it on.

    Pierre Richard is referenced in the following blogs:

    As a former CTT1, I praise God for the US military and the men and women supporting the USNS Comfort!

  2. Wayne: Their are two telephone hotlines for families and relatives to contact regarding patients on the ship. The numbers are 3492-6468 and 3492-6470.

  3. Thanks for the info. The folks at have been in contact with the ship and are awaiting feedback.