IE earns religious exemption to pursue dream of becoming a 'saint soldier'
By Michael Hughes
Spc. Simranpreet “Singh” Lamba turned down big bucks to follow his dream.
Last year, the now-U.S. Army soldier was waiting to find out if he would be given a religious exemption to join the armed forces while living important tenets of his Sikh faith: wearing an unshorn beard and covering uncut hair with a turban. The industrial engineer had two lucrative contract offers and a decision to make.
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