Neither Here Nor There: Perspectives on Identity by the Young Eritrean and Ethiopian Diaspora in America

November 21, 2011

Yonas Hagos – A Quintessential Ethiopian American

Filed under: Uncategorized — Habesha Diaspora @ 8:49 am
HEROES AMONG US: Colin Powell with (clockwise from left) Tom Corey, Yonas Hagos, Tracy Garner, Sarah Letts-Smith, Vartkess Tarbassian, Bob Kessler.   Photo was obtained from http://www.parade.com/news/veterans/articles/six-vets-six-wars.html?index=1 

Yonas Hagos, born in Sudan of Ethiopian parents, came to the U.S. at the age of 10.  He joined the army after September 11 attacks to give back to a nation that gave him and his family a place to call home.  Yonas earned a Purple Heart when he was injured in Iraq after a rocket-propelled grenade hit the vehicle he was traveling in.

Read his and other veterans’ thoughts on their military experience through Parade magazine.

You can also read about the life he is builder after returning from the war here.

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