STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
This week, people in Afghanistan and elsewhere are celebrating a Muslim holiday known as Eid Al-Adha, which brings back memories for commentator Benjamin Tupper. A year ago, he was in Afghanistan. His National Guard unit was embedded with Afghan troops, and Tupper recalls a lesson that he received about Islam and about faith.
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INSKEEP: Commentator Benjamin Tupper is a captain in the Army National Guard. You can comment on his essay in the opinion section of our Web site, npr.org.
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