Since the war on terrorism first began over a decade ago, Afghan interpreters have played a vital role in forming relationships and establishing communication between tribal leaders and coalition forces.
The 101st Airborne Division has deployed numerous times to the war-torn country with hundreds of local soldiers paying the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Afghan interpreter Hazmat Kahn says he understands the tremendous sacrifice U.S. soldiers have made to eradicate terrorist networks, like the Taliban and Al Qaeda from his country.
For the past couple of years, Kahn has served as an interpreter to coalition troops, specifically for the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment as the local troops trained up at Fort Polk, Louisiana for their upcoming mission to Afghanistan.
Kahn explains why he decided to help troops, despite the ongoing threat of dying or having his family killed by terrorist groups.