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Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier

Spc. Alfred Kollie escaped civil war in Liberia and more than eight years in a refugee camp to become a U.S. soldier with Task Force Wolfpack, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. "I had to take a chance," said Kollie. "Life is life and stuff happens, but I wasn't going to change anything unless I took a chance. When I told the recruiter where I was from, he asked whether I was willing to go back to war, because that's where I was headed."



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This work, Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier [Image 10 of 10], by SFC Eric Pahon, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.14.2012

Date Posted:06.21.2012 06:02

Photo ID:608674

VIRIN:120614-A-#####-633

Resolution:2100x1395

Size:719.04 KB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGlobe

Hometown:FAYETTEVILLE, NC, US

Hometown:FORT BRAGG, NC, US

Hometown:HYATTSVILLE, MD, US

Hometown:RALEIGH, NC, US

Hometown:RALEIGH-DURHAM AIRPORT, NC, US

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