The Scripps Howard News Service is running a story on the fallen U.S. soldiers who gave their lives in service of their country. The article begins with Wai Lwin and Azhar Ali, who "had followed separate paths to America", and who were instantly killed when "a bomb detonated near their vehicle" in Iraq.
The piece includes gripping narratives of other immigrant U.S. soldiers, including:
Army Spc. Uday Singh, 21, decided he wanted to live in America at age 16 while on a visit from his India home to his aunt and uncle in Lake Forest, Ill. A fan of fast cars and war movies, Singh also dreamed of becoming a respected military man like his Sikh father and grandfather and, later, as a successful American businessman.
Singh enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2000 and was deployed to Iraq in September 2003. Less than three months later, he was dead, killed during an ambush on his Humvee patrol near Habbaniyah. At his cremation in India, he was dressed in his Army uniform and draped with the U.S. flag.
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