July 5, 2016
Linguist returns to Iraq after 20-year odyssey
With Iraq in the clutches of Saddam Hussein, one man made the critical decision to leave his native country.
It took him 20 years but he finally returned, serving with the U.S. Army, now attempting to rebuild his nation.
For Spc. Khalid Hermez, from Detroit, linguist, Company F, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division