NPR Story
6:03 am
Wed June 13, 2012

From Philippines To Afghanistan: A U.S. Soldier's Story

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 10:28 am

Spc. Bryan Maximo dreamed of being a soldier when he was a young boy in the Philippines and heard stories of his grandfather, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Maximo came to the U.S. and worked hard studying English. He wanted to become an infantryman. Last month, he suffered a concussion in an explosion in Afghanistan.