The immigration experience is truly embedded in the soul of America and one never knows where it will pop up. I was reading a biography of Nicolas Mikhalevsky, the commanding officer of the USS J.P. Kennedy, Jr., in 1962. His parents were emigrating to America from Russia when they stopped in Yugoslavia for his birth. So here is a Russian immigrant who becomes a Commander in the US Navy and is a principle player in America’s foremost clash with Russia, his family’s homeland. It is currently estimated that over 65,000 aliens are serving in the American armed forces, most will eventually become citizens.