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May 18th, 2012
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Haitian refugee and Coast Guard cadet to patrol the same waters where he was rescued

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, Morel is heading back to Haiti for a tour of duty after graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

Morel joins Starting Point this morning to discuss what he remembers about his rescue and to explain why he chose to join the Coast Guard.

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