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Former Interpreters for U.S. Army are graduating from ARC

Mohammad Ewaz Wafai, political science major and former interpreter for the U.S. Army reads in the library at American River College on Oct. 3, 2018. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

October 11, 2018

Three former interpreters who once put their lives in danger in Afghanistan working with the United States military have, in recent years, moved to Sacramento because they received threats from the Taliban. Now, two of those men have graduated from American River College and the third is set to gradua...

Afghan interpreter for US army attends ARC

Qais Ahmad (center) translates for first lieutenant Noah Christen (right) from 4th ID troops and Colonel shams kareemi, Commander of Afghan border police (left) in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province. (courtesy of Qais Ahmad)

John Ennis

September 13, 2016

In September of 2011, Qais Ahmad made the decision to put his own life in immediate danger; he had volunteered to become an interpreter for the United States military in his home country, Afghanistan. Ahmad, who is now a 23-year-old American River College student, became interested in doing something t...

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