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'Lost Boy' Survivor Dies in Iraq

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'Lost Boy' Survivor Dies in Iraq

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'Lost Boy' Survivor Dies in Iraq

'Lost Boy' Survivor Dies in Iraq

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Beer Ayuel immigrated to Atlanta from war-torn Sudan. He died 17 days after arriving in Iraq to work as a translator. Courtesy International Rescue Committee hide caption

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A man who survived a civil war in Sudan died working as a translator for the U.S. Army in Iraq. Beer Ayuel spent several years in Atlanta before "The Lost Boys" were resettled here.

The young men, including Ayuel, escaped war in Sudan by wandering the countryside for years. Ayuel was a leader in the Sudanese community in Atlanta. He recently became a U.S. citizen and married his long-time fiancee. He died after spending only 17 days in Iraq.