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Veterans Day Also Honors Non-Citizens Who’ve Served

Abdullahi Mohamud was 16 when he came from Somalia to the United States in 1986, moving in with Washington-area relatives. Two years later, when war broke out between the Somali government and rebel groups, Mohamud was granted asylum.  Mohamud knew he wanted to do something in return. He got his green card for permanent residency, applied for citizenship and, at age 24, enlisted in the U.S. Marines. It was Veterans Day in 1994.  "The United States offered me a sanctuary...

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