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Be grateful for these brave Americans in SyriaFor this Independence Day, at a moment when the tone of our political life would probably shame our founders, here are snapshots of some brave American soldiers and civilians I met inside Syria last week who should make us all proud.He's part of a Special Operations Forces team that is advising the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces that is clearing Daesh from its capital, training a separate internal security force that will maintain security after the terrorist group is gone, and supporting the local civic councils that will rebuild water, electricity, schools and other services. He's one of about 500 U.S. Special Operations Forces now serving in Syria; the first 50 arrived about 18 months ago.The Syria mission is usually secret, little seen or understood by the American public. But these anonymous warriors are some of the best soldiers I've encountered anywhere. Not all the American heroes I saw here are soldiers.Dwyer, a USAID official, has led every major American humanitarian mission in recent years, from the 2010 Haiti earthquake to the 2014 Ebola breakout in West Africa.
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