Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part story. The second portion will run in the Jan. 2 edition of The Cabinet.

SIERRA LEONE, West Africa – When I completed my Peace Corps assignment in Sierra Leone, West Africa, more than 25 years ago, a war there was unimaginable.

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