Do Right Men 2008: Samuel Aidoo

HOME BASE: Las Vegas PROFESSION: Student, United States Military Academy at West Point DOING RIGHT: Aidoo, one of 38 out of 200 people chosen for the Navy Seals Special Forces, served in Iraq during the initial invasion in March 2003. In the face of deadly gunfire and bombing, Aidoo never wavered in the belief he was fighting for his country and fellow troop members. “People were shooting at my friends and me but I was able to block those images,” he says. “It led me to believe I can do about anything.”
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008