She grew up in Ohio. When she was eight-years-old, her father took her to Iraq to visit his family. It took the FBI to get her out. Now, she serves in the Air Force as a proud American.
Meet a survivor of Saddam Hussein's brutal regime, and a woman who flies for our freedom. Freedom she especially cherishes. Here's Capt. Alea Nadeem, as profiled on "NBC Nightly News" Wednesday.
As we head into a sacred holiday weekend, God bless all service members and their families.