MEDRETE Colombia 2006
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Gary Geracci, an oral surgeon, along with a Colombian nurse, provide medical treatment to a Colombian boy. The colonel was in Popayan, Colombia with a 14-member medical team there to provide comprehensive care to more than 4,000 impoverished citizens. Colombian President Alvaro Uribe recognized the combined efforts of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines during a ceremony in Bogota, Colombia, Nov. 14th, where he presented the “Air Force Cross for Aeronautical Merit — Grand Cross Category” medal to Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander. General Seip accepted the award on behalf of the hundreds of military members who have deployed to Colombia to support humanitarian, military cooperation and counter-narcotics missions.