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Haitian Boy Rescued At Sea, Now A Coast Guard Grad

Orlando Morel was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard in the waters off the Florida coast when he was a 6-year-old Haitian refugee. Now 24, he's headed back to Haiti for a tour of duty after graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

At the graduation ceremony Wednesday, Morel stepped smartly across the stage in his crisp dress white uniform as the dean read his name. Waiting at the other end of the stage with his commission as ensign was his adoptive mother, retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Louise Jackson.

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Congratulations to the graduate.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Army, Navy, and Air Force Academies
offer  great opportunities for men and women with the right stuff. Definitely worth looking into and the price is right. Graduates earn a Bachelors degree and an officers commission.

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