First Sikh U.S. Army Officer In Decades

First Sikh U.S. Army Officer In Decades

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sikh-soldier.jpgFor the first time in twenty-three years, a religious Sikh was allowed to complete officer training for the U.S. Army after he was issued an individual exemption.

Capt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan, 31, was allowed to serve without sacrificing the turban and full beard mandated by his faith. An immigrant from India who arrived in New York as a teenager, Rattan said it was important for him to serve a country that has given him so many opportunities.

(READ More in the Huffington Post)

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