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An American story: Haitian kid rescued by Coast Guard becomes CG officer

It does my heart good to see a story like this: When he was six years old, at sea with his mother in a wooden boat, Orlando Morel was rescued by the Coast Guard. Now he is graduating from the Coast Guard academy, and scheduled to serve on a cutter in Florida. He is described ...

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It does my heart good to see a story like this: When he was six years old, at sea with his mother in a wooden boat, Orlando Morel was rescued by the Coast Guard.

Now he is graduating from the Coast Guard academy, and scheduled to serve on a cutter in Florida. He is described by someone at the academy as "a phenomenal cadet."

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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