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Sudan ‘Lost Boy’ serves as Kadena NCO

By Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman
18th Wing Public Affairs

“At the age of 10, I have seen death; I have buried other kids – at the age of 10,” he said, a sadness moving into his eyes. “But at the same time, I’ve rebounded. If I have to stay in that hole and think of those horrible situations I’ve been in, then I would not be here today.”

Labeled a “Lost Boy” by the United Nations along with more than 30,000 other kids from Sudan in the mid-1980s, Madut Bul – now a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant working as a supply specialist with the 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit- experienced what most can’t imagine. Continue reading Sudan ‘Lost Boy’ serves as Kadena NCO