A few days ago I got wind of an Oregon Air National Guard member who is currently helping with ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.
Dr. Anil Menon, a clinical instructor in the field of surgery and emergency medicine at Stanford School of Medicine is in Haiti helping victims of the severe earthquake, which struck the region Jan. 12.
Menon, a member of the Oregon Air National Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, has been sending regular e-mails to Baratunde Thurston, web editor for The Onion, comedian, and self-proclaimed pundit. Thurston has been religiously posting Menon's stories and photos on his blog. You can follow Thurston's blog here.
As news coming out of Haiti waxes and wanes in the national media spotlight, Menon's periodic blog posts cast a human touch on a tragic natural disaster. You won't find any geo-political discourse here... just an Oregon doctor trying to save as many lives as he can.
And for that, I nominate him our "Oregonian of the Week".
To follow Dr. Anil Menon's posts, and to view his touching photos, go here.
Dr. Anil S. Menon is a flight surgeon with the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls. He is currently in Haiti as part of the Standford University Medical Team sent there to help earthquake victims.
Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager
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