Hansen: Soldier of the year started American journey at Bellevue U.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno presents a Commendation Medal to Sgt. Saral Shrestha, U.S. Army Soldier of the Year for 2012.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am
He moved into a cramped apartment next to a bowling alley in Bellevue, which is about as far away from Nepal as Saral Shrestha could go.
He had no family in the Omaha area, no friends, and a name no one here could pronounce. (Say it slowly: Srees-ta.)
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