New Coast Guard Grad Was Rescued at Sea as a Boy

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  1. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    http://news.yahoo.com/coast-guard-grad-rescued-sea-boy-162002706.html

    I spent last summer sailing with Orlando on EAGLE and this whole past year in the same company as him...The things that you never know about your shipmates....
     
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    Love this story... :smile:
     
  3. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Orlando is a great friend and mentor of mine, he was my MAA as a fourth class, my eagle division officer 3/c summer, and a tutor. Above all, he has been an amazing friend who had helped me out countless times. The fleet is gaining a great officer.
     
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    Awesome!
     
  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Very cool story.

    I had a professor who was out on a boat with some friends off of NYC. Boat started taking on water. He and his friends were rescued by the Coast Guard. The next week, if I remember correctly, he accepted his appointment to the Coast Guard Academy.

    That guy is now a commander and CO on a 210'.


    Both of these guys have a much more interesting path than I ever did.... but something tells me being rescued would have been much more motivating through swab summer!
     

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