Son of rescued migrant to serve on USCG cutter

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — An assignment to a Hawaii-based cutter that conducts migrant interdiction operations has special meaning for U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadet Marlon Camejo.

His father was picked up by the Coast Guard off Key West, Fla. as he attempted to leave Cuba in the early 1990s.

The 22-year-old cadet from West Palm Beach, Fla. was among 212 seniors at the academy who learned Thursday where they will be assigned to serve after graduation.

Camejo, who moved to the U.S. from Cuba when he was 14, told The Day of New London that he has seen firsthand how the Coast Guard can make a difference in rescuing migrants.

Most of the seniors were assigned to cutters. Eighteen cadets were assigned to flight school, and eight are going to jobs on-shore.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s