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Nice story from Stars & Stripes about a Marine Captain, Adrian Kinsella, that never gave up trying to get his Afghan terp a visa to the USA.

...Marked for death by the Taliban because he helped the Americans, Mohammad's father had been tortured and murdered, and his younger brother held for ransom.

"Until I got him out of there," Kinsella said, "all of my men weren't home."

After 3½ years of frustrating efforts to get Mohammad a visa, Kinsella finally stood at San Francisco International Airport in January, waiting to embrace a man he calls his brother.

"It was like I was being born again," said Mohammad, whose last name is not being used by this newspaper because his family remains in peril...

Read the whole piece here.