Trigg County native visits New Orleans
by Jake Lowary --
Sep 21, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
For some, the horror and gruesome reality of the newfound life in The Big Easy has been portrayed on television and in newspapers across the world. But for others, the reality was very much real, as one native Trigg Countian could tell you…for hours, he says.

John Mark Vinson, deputy coroner for Trigg County, was sent to New Orleans, Louisiana to do one thing, collect the dead. But even with a group of 12 that was specially trained and called the Mass Fatality Response Team, the images there were some that they will never forget.

“We were thinking about how we would describe what we saw,” Vinson calmly explained. “But it is almost impossible to put into words what the things these people had to go through.”

Vinson and the team of coroners and medical examiners were dispatched mainly to the St. Bernard Parish of New Orleans, one of the hardest hit areas. During the five-day stay in The Big Easy, Vinson and his colleagues were escorted by military personnel to the areas which they were to do recovery.

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