Adel Elkenan, an Iraqi Shiite, fled his home in 1991 after the failed Shiite and Kurdish uprisings against Saddam Hussein's government. He spent weeks in a refugee camp in Saudi Arabia before being flown to the United States and placed in Dallas by a refugee agency. Sixteen years later, after escaping a lifetime of oppression and violence, he's considering returning to Iraq... More >>>
Mourad Khalil, originally from Egypt, with Jalal Alhasanawi and Adel Elkenan, both Iraqi Shiites, at the Carrollton Army recruiting station. Alhasanawi was set to ship out on February 27, and Khalil and Elkenan are considering enlisting as part of the Army's Middle Eastern translating program.