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Local Man Regrets Decision To Become Military Contractor After 9/11

November 10, 2010 2:44 p.m.

Hamed Dost is a local Afghan immigrant who was inspired to join the war against terrorism after 9/11. He became a government contractor who served as a translator for the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade in Afghanistan. Dost now regrets his decision to join the fight against terrorism. He has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, and became an alcoholic after returning to San Diego. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge talks about what Dost has learned from his experience, and how his story might influence others who might want to follow his path.

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