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Awesome story. And you know what is also awesome? That Perez or his parents are probably from a Latino country like Mexico, PR, Venezuela, DR... and he roots -- and roots hard -- for team USA. He could have very easily rooted for the team of his ancestors, but considers himself an American through and through... and even served his country in the military too. That makes me proud to be American.

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Great story... yet on some level... very very sad. :o

Sad? I doubt if SGT Perez would agree with you.

Someone has to defend the country. It's a given that some of those who serve will die and others will be disabled in the service of their country.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

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Awesome story. And you know what is also awesome? That Perez or his parents are probably from a Latino country like Mexico, PR, Venezuela, DR...

I wouldn't jump to conclusions. Some people with Latino surnames have ancestors that were in this country when the Mayflower arrived and many others have roots going back before 1776.

That makes me proud to be American.

Me too!

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