Aldawoodi, who is an Army interpreter, is one of at least eight Iraqis who fled to the United States in the midst of the war, only to have returned home as members of the U.S. armed forces, according to Lt. Col. Les Melnyk, a Pentagon spokesman. Melnyk said the figure likely understates the actual number of Iraqis in the U.S. military because personnel records don't require recruits to list their nationality.Interesting stuff.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Speaking of Iraq...
Here's a USA Today article from last May about Iraqis who fled Iraq during the war and later returned...as members of the US armed forces.