Boy resgatadas no mar graduados de Academia da Guarda Costeira dos EUA
- Sexta-feira 18 de maio, 2012 09:21
NEW LONDON, EUA (defend.ht / NPR) - Orlando Morel foi resgatado por os EUA Guarda Costeira nas águas ao largo da costa da Flórida, quando ele era um refugiado haitiano de 6 anos de idade. Agora 24, ele voltou ao Haiti para uma excursão do dever depois de se formar na Academia da Guarda Costeira em New London, Connecticut, EUA.
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.
Jackson was an animal lab technician at Bethesda Navy Hospital when she was tapped to help translate for ill Haitian refugees who had been brought there. She had emigrated from Haiti about 10 years before. One of the refugees was a woman very sick with cancer, separated from her young son, Orlando, who was at the military base at Guantanamo, Cuba. Jackson helped reunite mother and son.
"He came about a week before his 7th birthday. He came in April, and the mother died in July," Jackson says.
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She says Morel's mother asked her to take care of him before she died. Jackson eventually got Morel's father, who had stayed behind in Haiti, to agree to let her adopt Morel and help him become a citizen.
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