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This Afghan interpreter is in immigration limbo, but one Marine remains 'Always Faithful' to him

It’s been almost a year since the U.S. military ended its war in Afghanistan and thousands of Afghans who worked for the American government during its 20-year occupation are still waiting for visas to come to the U.S. A new memoir tells the story of one Afghan interpreter who fought alongside Marines during some of the war’s most dangerous days — and then had to fight American bureaucracy for a chance to come to the U.S.

It’s called “Always Faithful: A Story of the War in Afghanistan, the Fall of Kabul, and the Unshakable Bond Between a Marine and an Interpreter.Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee speaks with Maj. Tom Schueman and Zainullah “Zak” Zaki, the book’s authors.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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