"We Got Lucky": Soldier Gets Visa for Hero Afghan Translator
We've told you the story of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer's fight to get his Afghan translator onto American soil, citing his bravery on the battlefield that Meyer credits with helping save his life and the lives of fellow soldiers. Now, another soldier is sharing a similar story, although in his case, his battle to bring his translator to the U.S. was won.
Retired Army Capt. Matt Zeller joined Fox and Friends from Tucson, Ariz. on Wednesday, sharing the news that his translator, Janis, and his family are expected to be on American soil next month after being granted a U.S. visa. However, Zeller said it was an uphill battle, and even he doesn't know exactly how he succeeded in the quest.
"I don't know how we did this, but we got lucky," he said.
"There's really no explanation for it and it shouldn't be going on," Zeller said of the glaring difficulty soldiers like himself are having in getting hero translators like Janis into the U.S. "He literally saved my life by shooting dead a Taliban in a firefight."
Hear Zeller tell his story in his own words in the interview above.