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It's quite a story Orlando -- was just six years old when he and his mother boarded a rickety wooden ship.
For -- actually a boat.
In Haiti their destination America.
And a new life -- their journey hit rough waters off the coast of Haiti and they had to be rescued by the US Coast Guard to show his gratitude.
Orlando has now joined the Coast Guard that's six -- all this become -- -- in.
-- -- -- thanks so much for joining us congratulations you graduated to web two guys -- guys who accidentally.
It's just an incredible story so you were saved you received close to our shores and ended up coming to our shores what do you remember from that journey.
Go on there remember Moses.
Being -- you know being on the boat there's this just the sheer amount of people there in.
You know and we're always always hungry right and I -- you can vividly remember the taste of that seawater yes that's right so the Coast Guard rescue issue.
And you wind up your mother was sick she went -- going to bid Bethesda naval hospital just outside Washington DC they think you can get now.
And what happened.
On -- Guantanamo Bay Cuba lot of landing -- -- on the Cuba and hosts.
Taking care budgets a lady of randomly just.
You know brewers six -- just brought in as a hero and you know she came from she made me she providing food and shelter.
And then when my mom was here she talked -- about the mom les Jackson.
And who's always your mother's translator didn't -- says.
And then she told her about me and then.
My mom went through some serious it was in the navy she's retired now Tony your mother's translator wound up adopting you yes yeah after your mother died as a monologue -- right.
So that's incredible.
When do you go all through this and you feel is that you can't do you do enough for the people.
The coast cord that saved you because you guys were lost nothing but blue water all around you and they -- -- is that what spurred this move.
Yes when I was a -- mama told me about it and she's you know the cause I was on us they do and honestly.
Okay so I looked into it and then politics last week in which is -- weekend for what minorities come the extras to close and stay overnight.
As fellow -- -- because of the mission.
You know they told me that.
They could be doing a drug interdiction but as soon as some of falls in a lot of it turns into a search and rescue.
Thousands and and -- and senior going to be based down in Florida on a cutter.
There's a possibility you could rescue some other kids from Haiti during your career -- there.
And -- they have -- -- about that bush.
The -- -- hold on to is the opportunity that -- given you know because of that rescue.
If I can do that for one person you know out of a million.
I feel like you'll all be worth it you wanted to thank the Coast Guard and now you are the Coast Guard this congratulations and thank you very much reflected what a great story that'll be good -- -- trouble getting into -- let's put on his movie right let's get Jerry Bruckheimer on the -- An excellent night.
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