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The privilege of serving my country is not only rooted in my military service, but also in my personal history. I sit here, as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, an immigrant, my family fled the Soviet Union when I was three-and-a-half years old. Upon arriving in New York City in 1979, my father worked multiple jobs to support us, all the while learning English at night. He stressed to us the importance of fully integrating into our adopted country.

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Alexander Vindman

Alexander S. Vindman (born c. 1975) is a United States Army officer. He is a combat veteran of the Iraq War, earning a Purple Heart award.

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