Nepali-American named US 2012 Soldier of the Year

KATHMANDU: Sergeant Saral Kumar Shrestha was named “2012 Soldier of the Year” of the US Army during an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. as stated by Army News Service.

Sgt. Shrestha came to the US at the very young age of 17 for higher studies in 2006 and joined the US Army in 2009. Sgt. Shrestha is a power generation equipment repairer with Bachelors degree in Computer Information Science Networking and is assigned to US Army Special Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

He has served three years in the US Army and has completed his assignment in Afghanistan. Sgt. Shrestha credits his wife Elisha for his success and he is the youngest child of Dr. Ramesh Kumar Shrestha of Naxal, Kathmandu.

Sgt. Shrestha along with his wife visited the Embassy of Nepal in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Mr. Arjun Kant Mainali, Deputy Chief of Mission and other staffs welcomed him at the Embassy. RSS