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Some US Sikh Soldiers No Longer Torn between Faith, Country

When he took off his turban and shaved his beard upon entering the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Captain Simratpal Singh thought he could not serve in the U.S. Army, while keeping articles of his Sikh religion. The day of that difficult choice, the young cadet vowed he would find a way to come back to his faith. "It was an excruciating experience and an excruciating decision to make, and the only way I could justify it then was that promise I made to myself. And to be...

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