Randy Sandifer’s boyhood hate for the garden eventually transformed into a love and passion for the environment.

“Sandifer joined the Army Reserves in December 2001 and deployed to Iraq after his sophomore year at the University of Mississippi,” reports Fox News.

He volunteered to work with the soil lab and the environmental team, cleaning up pollutants left by U.S. forces. It was his work testing hydrocarbon levels near the local water supply at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison that got him nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

(READ the story from Fox News)

Story tip M. Vieira

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