by: Shelby Thompson
Hi, my name is Ishmael Beah. I am a child soldier survivor and here's my story...
January 1993: I left home with my older brother Junior, and our friend Talloi. We where on our way to Mattru Jong for our friend's talent show.
On our way to Mattru Jong we stopped at my grandmothers village: Kabati. We stayed there to rest and eat before we finished the last few hours of our journey.
When we made it to Mattru Jong to our friends house, they told us that the RUF had attacked our village.vand that they were on the way to Mattru Jong.
We were so shock. Everything that we feared happening happened. We left to go back and find our families but we had no luck.
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