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Ranbir Kaur

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    Ranbir Kaur was the first Sikh woman to join the US armed forces in 2003. She went on a one-and-a-half-year mission to Afghanistan. She had joined the US National Guard at the age of 17. She was born in Nijjran village of Jalandhar district, Punjab, the young fighter reached the US as a seven-year-old after her father Mahan Singh, pursuing the American dream, secured a green card in 1990.

    She was brought up in an isolated town called Earlimart, in California, her brush with the uniform dates back to 2001 when she was a freshman (Grade IX) in high school at Delano, which was the closest city. In 2003, the daughter of a Sikh grape grower faced the ire of white supremacists, who posted spam emails terming her recruitment as a means to seek citizenship. However she was already a US citizen, and the young girl set about proving her detractors wrong through hard training.

    During the 2005 Katrina hurricane in New Orleans, the devout Sikh was instrumental in the recovery of the Guru Granth Sahib after the New Orleans gurudwara was submerged. United Sikhs, an organisation, had sought her assistance and Ranbir got everybody moving after she announced that the living Guru of the Sikhs was under water. Amid random shootings, air force rescue experts David Cruz and Tom Bausmas rescued the Guru Granth Sahib in an operation that lasted 22 hours.
     

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    KAUR POWER at the FORE once again..
    I am proud of this KAUR.:welcome::welcome::welcome:
     
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    US army girl Specialist Ranbir Kaur

    Ranbir Kaur a Sikh girl US army specialist, who is performing front-line army duty in Iraq. Ranbir Kaur’s father said “that he would like Ranbir to be born as his daughter again and again.


    Mahan Singh, a grape farmer in California, was visiting his native village Nijjran in Jalandhar district. Indian born Ranbir who had donned the M-16 at a tender age of seventeen had created waves amongst the US Sikhs, becoming the first Sikh girl to have joined the US Army. Ranbir had shot into news again in 2006 after she was posted in Afghanistan on active war duty
     

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    Dear All,

    I am proud of the service rendered by Ranbir Kaur to her country which should act as an example to more Sikh young people. Those who serve their country in the services, do develop high respect, praise and soft corner for veterans.

    Those who never served do not have a clue to the dedication of the server.

    Cordially,

    Virinder
     
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