When 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache stood at attention during his commencement ceremony in West Point, N.Y., he was overcome with emotion.
As he stood proudly in line, tears rolled down both of his cheeks. The photograph of Idrache, by Army Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant, was published Tuesday on the Facebook page of West Point’s U.S. Military Academy, and it immediately went viral. But it’s Idrache’s life story that is truly awe-inspiring.