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Marine vet & the interpreter who saved his life discuss CBS show ‘United States of Al’ | Military Times

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In the newest CBS series, ‘United States of Al,’ Marine veteran Riley (Parker Young), home at last after serving in Afghanistan, is happily reunited with his friend Awalmir (Adhir Kaylan), who goes by Al, the interpreter with his unit, after a long struggle to get him a visa to travel to the United States from Afghanistan.” The series’ description has sparked the interest of soldiers, which they described as something that is not far-fetched from what their real lives are. Specifically, the story mirrors the lives of Ty Edwards and Hakimi Quadratullah. Hakimi saved Edwards, then five years later, Hakimi was able to secure his visa and lived with Edwards and his family in Tampa Palms, Florida, for a while.

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/04/07/this-real-life-marine-and-interpreter-who-saved-his-life-give-thumbs-up-to-united-states-of-al/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2004.08.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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