Allen West “When this Navy SEAL was sitting in jail, he never dreamed what would happen next”

Thomas “Drago” Dzieran was born in Poland while under communist rule and later spent almost 2 years in a communist gulag as a political prisoner for his activism against communism.

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As Written By Allen B. West:

From its inception, the United States of America has always welcomed those seeking liberty, freedom and a new life. We’re a compassionate people, but we do ask folks who come here to live the American dream. We respect other cultures, faiths, beliefs and lifestyles, but we do have an expectation that folks live up to e pluribus Unum.

Here is the story of an exceptional person whose American dream began behind bars.

Thomas “Drago” Dzieran was born in Poland while under communist rule and later spent almost 2 years in a communist gulag as a political prisoner for his activism against communism.

As reported by WCNC.com. It was the early 1980’s, before the Berlin wall fell. The U.S. was still in a Cold War with the then-USSR. At the age of 24, he came to the U.S. as a political refugee. “I came to America. I didn’t speak English, and I had only bag of clothes with me,” he said with a thick accent.

“This country gave me so much, and I felt it was my obligation to fight for my newfound freedom. I enlisted in the Navy in 1991.”

But he didn’t stop there.

“I knew what I was doing. I knew what I wanted to do,” he said. “I didn’t go there to ‘try’ to become a Navy SEAL, I went to BECOME a Navy SEAL.”

“During my Navy career, I was a member of SEAL Team 2, SEAL Team 4, and a SEAL instructor at Naval Special Warfare Center, Coronado, CA. My expertise was Naval Special Warfare Lead Breacher, and while deployed to Iraq, I performed over 100 combat direct action missions.

I have been fighting for and defending freedom my entire life. I owe all that I have to America, the greatest country in the world.

Recently we shared a story about Vladimir Putin’s threat to Romania and Poland. I’m quite sure Drago, who served some twelve years with two operational SEAL teams, knows what it meant to live under the specter and tyranny of “Mother Russia.” Drago knows Putin has stated that his greatest disappointment of the 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Union. And if anyone wants to know why the schemes of Bernie Sanders are destructive, just ask Thomas Dzieran who knows the horror of socialism, and communism.

Drago came to America and didn’t feel “entitled” — although he came with next to nothing. Drago embodies President John F. Kennedy’s mantra, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” And so Drago did — he became an elite American Warrior, served in combat, and continues to serve to this day.

Drago supports the Navy SEALS fund, a charity run by former SEALs to help injured SEALs and their families. () “There are many SEALs who don’t retire from the Navy,” said Dzieran. “They leave after 10 years, 8 years .. often due to injury, and they do not have the support normally they would get if they retired from the Navy. So we step in and we fill that gap.” A SEAL must serve 20 years before retiring with benefits, like he did. Many don’t.”

There’s something very special about the Band of Brothers who’ve experienced that crucible of armed conflict. There’s a bond not just between those modern day Spartans but also with the families. And what a shame that these private sector organizations must continue to defend the honor of our Warriors and their families because our Veterans Administration fails to do so.

What I find so commendable about Drago is that his life didn’t begin here in the…..

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When this Navy SEAL was sitting in jail, he never dreamed what would happen next… – Allen B. West – AllenBWest.com

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