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‘We have hours’ – U.S. army captain pushes for rescue of Afghan interpreter

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By Dan Fastenberg (Reuters) – Fearing there may only be hours to stave off a capture, a former U.S. army captain who served in the war in Afghanistan is lobbying for the rescue of his former interpreter. Scott Henkel served during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006 and 2007 as an army Alpha team leader. In an interview, Henkel said he spent “the entirety” of his time in Afghanistan with his interpreter whom he called “Kevin,” his nickname, to protect his identity. Henkel also declined to specify the province where the two worked together. Now 46, Henkel lives in Colorado and works as a project…

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