Usmaan Z Chaudhry

Usmaan Z Chaudhry

The author grew up in Lahore for part of his childhood and continues to visit Pakistan to retain his strong cultural and familial roots. While in the US Air Force, he was stationed primarily in the Washington DC area and also deployed to Baghdad.

An American Muslim veteran reflects on resisting the Muslim Ban

I am an American Muslim veteran. I was raised in America, and I joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) while in college. I followed in the footsteps of generations of men in my family who have served proudly and with distinctions in the military. Many of my family members served in the Pakistani military and were immensely proud of me when I commissioned for the US Air Force. Loyalty to one’s country and respect for the armed forces is a part of my family’s heritage. Upon joining the military, I was proud to fight under the flag of ...

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