Veteran to talk about what American means to him

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TROY — Concerned Veterans for America and Miami County Liberty will present A Veteran’s Tribute on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Concord Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy.

Drago, which is how he is known in the SEAL Teams, will speak about what being an American means to him. He was born in a time of political unrest in Poland. In early life he spent time in prison for being a political activist against communism. He is the only SEAL to serve a prison sentence before becoming a member of the elite Navy SEAL community.

He arrived in the United States in March 1984 not knowing the English language or American customs. Drago became a US citizen right at the beginning of the Gulf War in 1991. Due to his patriotism for his new country he felt obligated to fight for his new found freedom. He enlisted in the Navy and began SEAL training and reported to SEAL Team 2 in March, 1993.

He had a distinguished SEAL Team career. He is well known and respected throughout the Teams. He later became an instructor at the SEAL school BUDS in Coronado, California and retired after 20 year of service.

Hors d’oeuveres and beverages provided.

All are welcome. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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