U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Francis Strother, recruiter for the 145th Airlift Wing, poses candidly at the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG) Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Jan. 17, 2019. Strother tells a story of how he came from Monrovia, Liberia following a civil war in his country that lasted almost eight years. Strother details his struggles of helping raise his brothers and feed his neighbors while maintaining a positive and hopeful attitude.