Local Veterans Continue Work To Get Allies Out Of Afghanistan
Officials say the U.S. is still working to help hundreds of former interpreters and allies get out of Afghanistan. In addition, private groups of U.S. veterans from the war in Afghanistan have been scrambling to help.
That includes the group #AfghanEvac. San Diegan Shawn VanDiver is one of the founders of the group and joined Midday Edition to talk about their efforts to assist translators and other support workers for the U.S. during the nearly two-decade-long War in Afghanistan.
"You'd be hard pressed to find a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who worked with interpreters, that can't tell you a story about a time that that interpreter saved their life," VanDiver said.
Listen to the interview here: