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Posted February 27. 2018 8:42PM

Ex-slave from NH joins Air Force after competing in second Olympics

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Gour Maker, a trainee at Air Force basic military training, receives an Airman's Coin during the Coin Ceremony Feb. 1 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The coins signify the final transition from trainee to airman. (Airman 1st Class Dillon Parker/Air Force)

As an 8-year-old, Maker, now 33, lost eight of his nine siblings in the Sudanese Civil War and was captured and enslaved twice, once by Sudanese soldiers and once by herdsman, according to a Joint Base San Antonio press release.