Face of Defense: Former Colombian Soldier Serves U.S.
By Army Sgt. Alun Thomas
Special to American Forces Press Service
CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Feb. 17, 2010 – Internal strife that tore Colombia apart in the 1990s affected the lives of many, including a 15-year-old now deployed here as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
Army Sgt. Alexander Tarazona inspects a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb. 13, 2010. Tarazona joined the U.S. Army in 2006 after having served in the Colombian army in the 1990s. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alun Thomas