A Interview On A Man Named Jack Bauwer Who Was An Afghanistan War Veteran

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I conducted my interview on a man named Jack Bauwer who was an Afghanistan war veteran which took place between 2001 and 2014 though he was there from 2001 to 2006. The major purpose of the war was to counter terrorism in response to 9/11 attacks and it was known as Operation Enduring Freedom. The combat mission conducted in Afghanistan was to eliminate and weaken the Al Qaeda militia and their Taliban supporters. I met Mr. Bauwer through a friend while we had gone for a swimming competition. Mr. Bauwer was Tony’s neighbor at Inglewood California. Tony Michaels, Kim and I were present at the time of the interview.
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Mr Bauwer joined the army when he was 25 years old forced by circumstances to abandon his studies at the university to provide for his family after his father, who was a police officer, was killed in a shootout in an attempt to apprehend armed robbers who had been terrorizing residents. Bauwer explained how life became tough for his mother who did not have a decent job especially in meeting the family expenses and still pay school fees for the siblings. Jack had to sacrifice his education to ensure his siblings went through school. It happened that at the same time the army was recruiting new members into the force and that is how he joined the army. He underwent basic combat training, which was really tough but he had no option but to persevere and face the challenges as they came. Many of his counterparts quit in the process. Jack was enlisted in…

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