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Afghaanse man die Joe Biden in 2008 redde tijdens sneeuwstorm, richt zich tot president met noodkreet: “Vergeet me niet”

The Afghan Man Who Saved Joe Biden During the Blizzard of 2008…

A former Afghan interpreter with the US Armed Forces has asked President Joe Biden for help
Photo: AP

A former Afghan interpreter with the US Army has asked President Joe Biden for help. The man is said to have saved Biden’s life – who was still a senator at the time – in 2008 during a snowstorm in a remote part of the country. That newspaper report The Wall Street Journal.

In 2008, current US President Joe Biden and two other senators, Chuck Hagel and John Kerry, visited Afghanistan. During a severe snowstorm, the helicopter they were on had to make an emergency landing in a remote area. Then an Afghan man went to the mountains with a small team to retrieve the stranded Senators. A successful rescue operation.

At the time, the man had worked for years with US Special Forces and said he had struggled with the US bureaucracy over the past year to get himself, his wife and four children out of the country. With the Taliban back in power in Afghanistan, thirteen years after a successful rescue operation, an Afghan translator was unable to complete his documents in time to reach the United States. The man now fears for his life. In a conversation with The Wall Street Journal, he focused on the highest possible level: the president himself. Mr. President, save me and my family, don’t forget me!

A White House spokeswoman has since responded and said the man will not be forgotten. “We are grateful for the struggle you have been on our side for twenty years, and we will honor your services and get you out of there.”

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The Afghan man who saved Joe Biden during a snowstorm in 2008 addresses the president and asks for help:
Photo: Reuters