Soviet MIA Soldier Found Alive In Afghanistan

Scott Neuman posted a news story March 6, 2013 at NPR on a missing Soviet soldier who was found alive in Afghanistan after 33 years(story here).  He reports that Bakhretdin Khakimov, a soldier in a motorized rifle unit went missing after being severely injured in a battle against Afghan mujahadeen forces and was picked up by local Afghans.  The story goes on to relate that Khakimov converted to Islam, married an Afghan woman and works as a traditional healer in Herat province.  Even though it’s not one of our MIAs, it’s still heartwarming to know another case of a missing soldier moved to the found pile.

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