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Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier

Spc. Alfred Kollie is a petroleum supply specialist serving with E Company, Task Force Wolfpack, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. Kollie emigrated to the United States from west Africa, where he spent much of his life in a refugee camp escaping civil war in his home country of Liberia. "Five years ago to this day, I was still in a refugee camp, and I didn't know where the first meal was going to come from," said Kollie. "I want to establish a family in the United States. I want them to live a better life than what I lived, because my entire youth was taken away through hardship."



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This work, Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier [Image 6 of 10], by SFC Eric Pahon, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.13.2012

Date Posted:06.21.2012 06:03

Photo ID:608678

VIRIN:120613-A-#####-001

Resolution:2100x1395

Size:696.81 KB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGlobe

Hometown:ACCRA, GH

Hometown:MONROVIA, LR

Hometown:FAYETTEVILLE, NC, US

Hometown:FORT BRAGG, NC, US

Hometown:HYATTSVILLE, MD, US

Hometown:NEW YORK, NY, US

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