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    Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier [Image 6 of 10]

    Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGHANISTAN

    06.13.2012

    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Eric Pahon 

    82nd Combat Aviation Brigade

    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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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 06.13.2012
    Date Posted: 06.21.2012 07:26
    Photo ID: 608678
    VIRIN: 120613-A-#####-001
    Resolution: 2100x1395
    Size: 696.81 KB
    Location: FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AF 
    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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