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Air Force veteran hoping to #FindKatrinaKid

By now, many know the power of using social media. 

That's why an Air Force veteran is asking for people online to help reconnect him with a girl he rescued 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina.

10 years ago, Mike Maroney conducted rooftop rescues in New Orleans.

He did 152 of them, but remembers one girl in particular.

She was wearing a pink shirt.

"She's just looking, you know, she's trying to peer around me," said Maroney. "She's like, there's my house, there's my school. She's just enjoying it and just having a blast."

Maroney said the girl's hug helped the destruction of Katrina disappear.

He never learned that little girl's name.

Ever since, he's been on a mission to find her again.

He's using the hashtag #FindKatrinaKid on Twitter to get the word out.

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