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Mohammed Gulab is a simple villager, but he is also a brave hero. He saved the life of Marcus Luttrell a Navy SEAL.
Luttrell said that Gulab could have just left him next to a waterfall to die, but he did not.
In what was a remarkable story that was depicted in a moved called Lone Survivor and told as well on 60 Minutes, four U.S. Navy Seals were trapped in a firefight in 2005 in a mountainous region of Afghanistan. Three of the four SEALS died in the incident.
Luttrell is the only one who survived, but he was shot twice and suffered a cracked vertebrae as well as shrapnel in his legs.
Alone and sure, he would die, he was found by Gulab who brought him to his small village and protected him against the Taliban.
Gulab through an Afghan translator said he knew he had to help the man, as it was the correct thing to do.
Luttrell was rescued eventually by American military forces and returned home. However, now Gulab is asking for help.
After he aided Luttrell, Gulab along with his entire family had to hide. They were threatened by the Taliban.
His home was burned down and one cousin killed.
An immigration attorney in New York said the family has been on the run and in hiding everyday without staying in any one place for more than a night.
The attorney is trying to get the U.S. to grant Gulab and his entire family asylum in the U.S.
Thus far, Gulab and some members of his family were taken out of Afghanistan to a neutral country that was undisclosed. That took place last Saturday.
However, getting the man and his family asylum in the U.S. has been a delicate and complicated task and is not completed yet.
The attorney said that Homeland Security must approve this and that has not yet happened.
Ironically, Gulab was in the U.S. at one time previously and visited Luttrell on his ranch in Texas.