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American students and faculty injured, killed, and missing in Haiti earthquake

January 15, 2010

Amid the chaos and devastation of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, some colleges and universities were turning to private companies to help pull out students and employees.

An Arizona State University graduate student whose foot had to be amputated, has made it back to the United States on a relief flight.

One such company, Global Rescue, said it had six operators in the region available to assist colleges. All of the operators are former members of military special-operations forces.

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