Belgian Teenager Gets His Wish To Be A U.S. Soldier

FORT KNOX, Ky. (December 12, 2012)--A 16-year-old Belgian boy with cancer who listened to his grandfather’s stories about United States troops liberating the country during World War II got a chance to be one of those soldiers Tuesday.

Antoine Brisbois was at Fort Knox in Kentucky for a two-day visit during which he’ll work alongside soldiers and train.

Brisbois developed bone cancer at age 12, but was able to make the visit through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

During his first day at the central Kentucky Army post, he rode in an armored truck while dressed in full combat gear, fired blanks alongside a 3rd Brigade combat unit in training and disarmed explosives.

He said fulfilling his dream made him "extremely happy."


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