Military Matters: U.S. soldier from Haiti looks to give back to the country

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Those of us born in the U.S. take our freedom for granted, but what if you are not a native of America?

Well, you learn to appreciate what comes your way.

Case in point is a U.S. soldier from Haiti.

Jean Jeudy was a radio announcer in Haiti, an occupation that rebels in that country saw as a threat.

Jeudy was rescued in 1994 through the U.S. military's Operation Uphold Democracy, and he is grateful.

"When I came to the United States, I looked at myself and says if it wasn't for the U.S. government, I should be a dead person at that time, and I say what shall I do to give back to this country?" said Jeudy. "I look at the U.S. military, and I joined the Army, and that was a noble decision I made when I joined the United States Army."

Jeudy says his role in the 12th Armored Division has allowed him to learn the teamwork and love for one another that comes with serving in the U.S. military.

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