More than eight years after that fateful mission, the Afghan who helped Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell came to Washington Thursday for a visit.
The Afghan, Mohammad Gulab, risked all including his own life to protect Luttrell. Gulab assisted Luttrell due to an Afghan code of honor known as Pashtunwali. Among its main principles includes providing asylum to a person against his enemies and to protect him at all costs.
Gulab has visited Luttrell a handful of times, but does not plan on leaving Afghanistan permanently. The Taliban has retaliated against Gulab and his family since the rescue of Luttrell, killing members of Gulab’s family, burning down his house, and blowing up his car.
Read more on this story courtesy of U.S. News & World Report.