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    Posted November 10, 2011 by
    LibertyZ
    Location
    Dearborn, Michigan
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Honor a veteran

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    Arab American Soldier

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     LibertyZ shot this interview with an Arab-American veteran in August of this year. 'I was very impressed with Brian and his family,' she said. 'I thought it was sad that someone who has nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks felt compelled and almost guilty in a way, to join the army in order to change America's perceptions about Arab Americans and show they are not all extremists but will fight for our country just like any other American.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    An estimated 3,500 Arab Americans serve in the United States military. Army vet Brian Ashkar told me about his experience serving in Afghanistan.

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