An Israeli in Iraq
David, 25, wasn’t satisfied with ambushes in Lebanon and the front lines in Gaza while serving in Givati’s Shaked battalion. After he completed his IDF service he went to the U.S. to travel and work, but after two of his friends were killed in the territories, he decided to change his plans.
“I wanted to go back to the army, to continue to contribute. In Israel it didn’t really work out, and then I had an idea. As the son of American-born parents, I would volunteer for the U.S. Army. The enlistment process wasn’t complicated at all, the hardest part was getting my high school diploma translated,” David says.