Columbia resident aboard USS Nassau briefly deployed to Haiti

Emily Merritt has dreamed of a Navy career since she was 13.
Friday, February 19, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 8:54 a.m. CST, Friday, February 19, 2010

COLUMBIA — Navy Ensign Emily Merritt of Columbia recently finished a 15-day deployment to Haiti, where the crew of the amphibious landing assault ship USS Nassau helped provide humanitarian relief.