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Seaman graduates in the hospital

Seaman Ian Sullivan, center, graduates from the Coast Guard in a special ceremony held Friday at Cape Regional Medical Center. From left are Tamela Turbeville, his mother; Colonel Brian K. McCrary, his uncle; Boatswain Mate First Class Jamie Martin; Operation Specialist First Class Monica Speece, and Chief Yoeman Jeremy Bruner.  Seaman Ian Sullivan, center, graduates from the Coast Guard in a special ceremony held Friday at Cape Regional Medical Center. From left are Tamela Turbeville, his mother; Colonel Brian K. McCrary, his uncle; Boatswain Mate First Class Jamie Martin; Operation Specialist First Class Monica Speece, and Chief Yoeman Jeremy Bruner.

Special ceremony for Ian Sullivan and family

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Seaman Ian Sullivan of the U.S. Coast Guard was honored at a private graduation ceremony at Cape Regional Medical Center Friday, April 6. Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Bruner presented Sullivan with his graduation certificate while joined by his mother, Tamela Turbeville, family members, aunt, uncle, Coast Guard representatives and medical center staff.

Graduations are traditionally held on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Ida Lewis Auditorium at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May. Due to his hospitalization, Sullivan was unable to participate. After the private ceremony, family and friends enjoyed some light refreshments and some photographs.

“We traveled here from Arkansas to be at Ian’s graduation,” said Turbeville. “We attended the full ceremony this morning at the base with Ian’s fellow recruits and never expected a private ceremony like this at the hospital. I cannot thank Cape Regional Medical Center enough for this tremendous gesture.”


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