30 Oct '13, 4pm

With soldier's help, Afghan interpreter and family land in U.S.: The Afghan interpreter credited with sa... #army

The Afghan interpreter credited with saving the life of an Army intelligence officer has been granted a visa and arrived in the United States with his family today. Vet Matt Zeller said the interpreter, Janis Shinwari, who saved him by killing an approaching insurgent in 2008, landed in Washington, D.C., with his family after a multi-stage flight from Afghanistan. Shinwari will live 10 minutes from Zeller in Alexandria, Va., and is “thrilled to finally start his new and very well earned life in the U.S.,” Zeller said in a letter to supporters and the press. “I cannot thank you adequately for all you did to help bring him home,” Zeller said. “I will remain forever in your debt.” As the Shinwari family starts over in America with next to nothing, Zeller is seeking donations on the web site Fundly . The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is arranging the family’s resettlemen...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20131030/NEWS/310300015

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