Charlotte, North Carolina (WBTV)-The return of Charlotte’s new family. An Afghan interpreter and his wife and three daughters who evacuated during the U.S. withdrawal two months ago now have a roof in North Carolina. He and his family found a new home in Widdington.
This is a wonderful day full of signs, balloons and flags. An Afghan family who helped the United States when the United States needed help is about to live a life they never expected.
“Culture shock may not even be able to describe their feelings and experiences.” Paul Cruz and Hunter Farm said.
Welcome to a new resident of Charlotte.
“It is a good day to see a happy family out of danger in Afghanistan,” said Senator Thom Tillas, who was also present.
The caravan parked under a huge American flag with dozens of people on hand, welcoming families from far away to their new home.
“We escaped from Afghanistan.”
The man named Johnny was an Afghan interpreter for the American coalition forces stationed in the 82nd Airborne Division. This is a high-risk task. Nearly 60% of the soldiers serving with him were injured in the operation. When it was time to leave the country in August, Johnny, his wife and three daughters were able to come to the United States and start a new life in Charlotte.
“My wife and three children are safe, so don’t worry. Here, we feel safe, so we feel excited and happy.” Johnny told WBTV.
Before long, they began to enjoy the new motherland. Their daughter is holding the American flag and swinging on the tire swing, only to be children again. Stay away from uncertainty and gunfire.
“I think it is pride. A beautiful future, a beautiful country with a great nation.” Johnny said.
The people at Hunter Farms even donated a house to Johnny and his family until they could stand up and best figure out that their life is coming.
“Our family looked at each other and basically said we need to do this, so we can do it,” Cruz told us.
Even some American soldiers in Johnny’s service showed up today to welcome him home.
“God knows how many Americans here today are due to their children, and their lives are due to people like Johnny,” said Sean Kilbane, who explains Liberty.
As for what will happen to Johnny and his family, it may be too early to say. Take a few deep breaths and look around to see what this new life must provide.
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