Face of Defense: Army Paratrooper Recalls Childhood in Iraq

Army Sgt. Ali Alsaeedy, an Iraq native and a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, is a superb soldier who expresses his gratitude for the opportunity to serve his adopted country. "I cannot put into words how I feel, landing the opportunity during the mid-2000s to becoming a citizen, a soldier deployed to my hometown and a Ranger," he said.

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