Saturday, January 01, 2005

Logan, Iraqi Boy Wonder

Here's a very interesting story about a multilingual boy in Iraq, helping the coalition get the job done:

“It would be very difficult to do my job without Logan. Some of the workers only speak Kurdish, Turkish or Arabic. Rather than having a translator for each group, Logan can talk to all of them,” said Staff Sgt. Phillip Powers, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the contracted workers on the FOB.

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Even before Logan met a man in uniform, he liked Americans. “Logan sees how American Soldiers act, and he tries to imitate their actions from the way he treats his workers to lifting weights to being confident,” said Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown, 2/3’s staff sergeant major. “In a lot of ways, he is a soldier.”


(Via Iraq the Model)