A Christian Soldier’s Life in the Egyptian Military

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Nubar Aroyan pens a new book about his experiences in Egypt’s Military and his stunning deliverance from it after more than four unforgettably harsh years of service

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“Diary of a Soldier in the Egyptian Military: A Peek Inside the Egyptian Army” (published by WestBow Press) relates author Nubar Aroyan’s compulsory draft into the Egyptian Army, his unique experiences with circumstances and characters in that institution and finally his perilous escape and safe arrival in America.

“Diary of a Soldier in the Egyptian Military” is the story of a Christian young man’s experiences in the Egyptian military during the trying years between the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur/Ramadan War of 1973. It relates his forced draft, his eventful life in the Army and after more than four years of service with no end in sight, in total desperation, his nail-biting tale of escape from the army and the country and arrival in America.

This book was written to express Aroyan’s deep gratitude to the Lord for His fatherly care while serving the Egyptian military, which he describes as “the toughest trial of my life”, and at the end, riding on His wings, his miraculous deliverance from that harsh institution. It is a testimony to God’s invisible but real protection of his trusting child.

Excerpt from the foreword of “Diary of a Soldier in the Egyptian Military”:

“This fascinating memoir narrates the personal odyssey of a young man caught in the throes of wartime service in the Egyptian military. Based on the diary he kept in difficult circumstances, the author opens his soul to the reader while offering insightful commentaries about the personalities and events shaping Egypt’s conflictual milieu between the 1967 and 1973 wars.”

  •     R. Hrair Dekmejian, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science,

University of Southern California

About the Author
Nubar Aroyan was born in Cairo, Egypt, toward the end of World War II in an Armenian Christian family. After graduating from the Architecture Department of Cairo University in 1967, Aroyan planned to emigrate and join his brother in America. But instead he was drafted into the Egyptian army in 1968 together with thousands of other college graduates as part of President Nasser’s decision to rebuild his army preparing for the next war with Israel, the Yom Kippur/Ramadan War of October 1973. Entering his fifth year of compulsory military service in September 1972 and being in total desperation, he planned and succeeded in fleeing from the Army and the country and arriving in America to join his brother. He presently lives in Pasadena, California, has his own architectural practice and serves as an elder in the local Armenian church.

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