Staff Sgt. Edi Zaimovic enlisted in the military after graduating from high school and now works as a U.S. Army recruiter in Peabody.
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Born into war, sworn to serve in Peabody

PEABODY — Staff Sgt. Edi Zaimovic, 27, who now works as a U.S. Army recruiter in Peabody, credits the United States military with saving his life.

"I don't know if I would be alive without everything the country has done," said Zaimovic.

When he was a very young child in Bosnia-Herzegovina, during the Bosnian War of the 1990s, his small mountain town came under siege from mortar and sniper fire, placing civilian lives at risk.

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