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    Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier [Image 2 of 10]

    Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGHANISTAN

    06.14.2012

    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. "I've always had a positive mindset about whatever I do, and I always made sure to be with the right crowd and do the right thing. Where we stayed, a lot of people were doing the wrong things to leave the refugee camp, but I took it upon myself with my parents' guidance to follow the right path."

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 06.14.2012
    Date Posted: 06.21.2012 07:22
    Photo ID: 608682
    VIRIN: 120614-A-#####-725
    Resolution: 2100x1395
    Size: 936.83 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
    Hometown: RALEIGH, NC, US

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