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If Anyone Puts America First, It’s Soldiers Like Alexander Vindman

From the earliest days of our nation, the armed forces have included volunteers born in foreign countries—men like Revolutionary War heroes Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko of Poland, whose statue stands at the center of my alma mater, West Point; General Lafayette of France; and General Friedrich Von Steuben of Prussia. Without them, the American experiment may have been stillborn.For more than two centuries since then, the Army has provided a home for foreign-born soldiers looking to prove their dedication to their adopted country, including the thousands of men who fought at Gettysburg in the Irish Brigade and the Polish-born General John …read more

Source:: The Atlantic



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