UNEXAMINED ASSUMPTIONS. Born and raised in Iran, but then emigrating to the US, retired Master Sergeant CHANGIZ LAHIDJI is a highly decorated member of the US Special Forces, Green Beret, with over 24 years of active service.
Growing a beard, wearing the clothing of the culture he worked in, and fluent in Arabic or Farsi, Lahidji was a chameleon, blending into enemy territory without raising alarm.
But being of middle eastern descent, Sergeant Lahidji encountered discrimination, despite wearing the uniform of an US Army Green Beret. The assumption—UNEXAMINED--was that all middle easterners are terrorists. The truth was quite the opposite: Sergeant Lahidji MADE a DIFFERENCE:he helped eliminate untold numbers of terrorists, making our world a safer place to live. Assumptions require careful examination. See his story: ‘Full Battle Rattle,” St.Martin’s Press, 2018. #army #USArmy #GreenBeret #Iran #SpecialOPS #Farsi #Arabic #Middleeast #Iranian #changiz #Lahidji #Fullbattlerattle #makeadifference