Generation 9/11: Why I Enlisted

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Iraq army soldiers and commandos show off their anti-terrorism skills and skills against criminal activities at a camp in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. (Marwan Ibrahim/Getty)

All week long, in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we’re talking with and about young people came of age at the time of the September 11 attacks. Today we’re looking at how 9/11 factored into the choice two young people made to join the U.S. Army. Our guests are married couple Naveed Ali Shah and Angela Ali Shah. Naveed is a public affairs specialist in the U.S. Army who served in Iraq. Angela, who’s also in the U.S. Army, has served in the reserves for the past four years. Both Naveed and Angela were in middle school on the day of the 9/11 attacks.

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