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Only in America will a kid named Kavon Hakimzadeh (pronounced Ha-KEEM-za-day) grow up to win a Bronze star and become captain of a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier, in this case the USS Harry Truman (CVN-75). How ironic is it when the mad mullahs of Iran throw yet another of their stone aged tantrums using a cluster of used speed boats as a would be navy, get confronted by the ultimate of design with one of their own kin at the helm? God has a strange sense of humour.

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NORFOLK, Va. -- The new skipper of one of America's aircraft carriers fled Iran as a child.

Now, he's preparing for a deployment that could take him back to the region at a time of heightened tensions between the two nations that helped mold him into who he is today.

Capt. Kavon Hakimzadeh took command of the USS Harry S. Truman in July, achieving a goal he set for himself 30 years ago after he first laid eyes on an aircraft carrier in Norfolk. Back then, he was a young sailor who'd joined the Navy straight out of high school to serve a country he had only lived in for about a decade.

To read more on Task & Purpose:

https://taskandpurpose.com/kavon-hakimzadeh-harry-truman-iran

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