Military’s Forgotten ‘Terps’ Get Some Love
* By Nathan Hodge Email Author
* September 22, 2009
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Foust and Hsia aren’t the first ones to take up the cause of the interpreters. Many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have tried to help their interpreters — many of whom face death threats — get special immigrant visas. Writing last year in the New York Post, Marine Corps vet Owen West expressed his frustration with the maddening bureaucratic process. “As a Marine, I was taught never to leave a comrade-in-arms behind on the battlefield,” he wrote. “But that’s exactly what the State Department is doing to men and women who’ve sacrificed everything to help our troops – our Iraqi interpreters.”
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As usual, the gooferment figures out a way for is to screw some of our few friends.
I bet these “Terps” would be as good a citizen as any U of Maryland grad.
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