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Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier

Spc. Alfred Kollie displays a map of Africa on the back of his helmet. In tiny script at the bottom, it says "Liberia." Kollie is a petroleum specialist with Task Force Wolfpack, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, serving on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. He joined the Army shortly after emigrating to the United States from west Africa, where he spent much of his life in a refugee camp fleeing unrest and civil war in his home country.



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This work, Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier [Image 1 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 06:04

Photo ID:608683

VIRIN:120614-A-#####-734

Resolution:2100x1395

Size:782.1 KB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGlobe

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