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Find The Boots

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Some Americans Are Born Here

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Others are born elsewhere and make their way here (legally):
Jacob Majok survived the Sudanese war that killed his parents.

Now he has made a decision that likely will put him back in a war zone: He enlisted in the U.S. Army.

He left Syracuse recently for Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to begin basic training.

“I became an American citizen and I think it’s my duty to defend America,’’ said Majok, 25, one of the young Sudanese men referred to as the “Lost Boys’’ who began resettling in the United States in 2000.

“This world is changing and it has changed,’’ he said. “Our country has been at war over 23 years. If we decide to go to the army, it will be an opportunity to defend America and help the home country.’’

He signed up June 28 after graduating cum laude from Le Moyne College with a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry
Jacob, we're pleased to have you here. Good luck.


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