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With $10 and a phone number, he saw the world

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By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

As America approaches the seventh anniversary of 9/11, Amar Parkash has a message for us: This is a great country.

"It's greatness is not in the F-21 or 31 or the Sherman tanks," he says. "It is in the generosity of its people. That personifies what America is."

Parkash says he should know. As he hitchhiked around the world, he arrived at Kennedy Airport in January 1968 with $10 in his pocket and the telephone number of his father's friend, a doctor practicing in New York City.


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