Sailor who survived deadly cancer re-enlists in Navy
By THE GRAND RAPIDS (MICH.) PRESS/AP Published: April 13, 2013
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A member of the U.S. Navy who survived cancer has signed up for four more years, taking an oath at a Grand Rapids hospital where he was treated for months.
John Dusseau, a petty officer first class, says nurses at Spectrum Health Butterworth motivated him with smiles and kind words. That's why he invited them to watch his re-enlistment oath Friday. He cried and said they were "tears of joy."
Dusseau is a career Navy man who transferred to Holland, west of Grand Rapids, in 2011 to work in recruiting. He was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer and told he wouldn't survive more than a few years.
The Grand Rapids Press says Dusseau now has beaten cancer and is cleared for four more years of active duty.