Abandoned in Afghanistan: U.S. Army Combat Interpreter
In their own words on Pres. Biden's withdrawal and the Taliban
I am a former combat interpreter. I have photos and videos from my duty with U.S. Army that show I did a good job for them in a very bad situation. I was injured. I'm sad that no one cares about our sacrifice and that we did our duty.
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My father was killed by the Taliban. The Taliban have captured my brother, searched my home many times in the last weeks.
I have escaped and left my family alone in Kabul. I face many dangers during the escape and change my place every day.
I have applied for SIV and emailed every organization but no one responded to me.
They don't care about our lives and our sacrifices with the Americans.
So please help me and my family. Thank you.
Author’s Note: I sent the interpreter's photos back with the faces blurred to make sure no one was recognizable. He caught that the soldier's ID is shown in the second picture above.
He replied to me, "Please remove that mark with the name of my American friend." He's still protecting his American friends. I was deeply touched.
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