Lynn Garrison has disproved the adage that “there are no old, bold fighter pilots,” having managed to survive a life of aggressive action. If there was action, he was one of the “go to persons.” In 1967, when the Biafrans attempted to create an independent nation, Lynn helped the with their aviation challenges. With Count Gustaf von Rosen he helped create a small attack squadron of Malmo MFI-9 light aircraft, armed with rocket projectiles.
Their target was a Russian sponsored squadron of Mig-17 fighters, and IL-28 bombers, that attacked schools and marketplaces in order to inflict maximum casualties. In 4 attack’s Lynn’s unit neutralized the Russians for over 6 months.
Aviation took him to Haiti, in 1980 when Australian investors wanted him to keep an eye on their money. Lynn ended up heading a production unit with Burt Lancaster who was going to host a TV series, with the Haitian segment on Voodoo as one episode. As a result of this first exposure, Lynn fell in love with Haiti and has been invovled ever since
Creating the Haitian Children’s Fund, in 1984 he is now totally focused upon helping his small Haitian friends.
As a result of his first visit, Lynn fell in love with Haiti. Over the years he managed to spend something like a third of his time there, creating the Haitian Children’s Fund in 1984. Since then the charity has worked on its own, assisted other groups, and coordinated projects for the Government of Haiti.
Carolle Tranchant, a Haitian, has spent most of her life helping others. Whenever there is a need, people turn to Carolle for her contacts throughout Haiti’s complex society, and her legendary determination to complete a task, no matter how challenging. She took over the leadership of the Haitian Children’s Fund during 1994 and has coordinated everything since then. Unlike many people, she sometimes takes her work home with her. Carolle’s house has been a warehouse when disaster strikes. On occasion, her living room has held 4 containers of medical supplies.
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