Popular Mechanics — Midshipman Kako

June 16, 2013 9:14 am

A few months ago I was asked by Popular Mechanics to photograph part of a feature about mentors for the Fatherhood issue. While waiting for the kids to arrive at the Naval academy I spoke with Midshipman Abdussalaam Kako (pictured below) about his experience and the reason he decided to go into the Navy. He was originally born in Iraq just after the end of The Gulf War. After his family was granted political asylum they moved to the United States, I think he was 7 or 8 years old at the time. He said that he decided to go into the Navy because he felt he owed it to the country that saved his life. Check out the June issue of Popular Mechanics if you have a chance. It’s loaded with great pictures and stories.

Special thanks to photo editors Allyson Torrisi & Devon Baverman.

Annapolis, Md, Boys & Girls Club members (from left) Delonta Eldridge, Todd Womack, Amaya Weston, and Jenna Mondoro with their mentor, Midshipman Abdussalaam Kako.

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