'He's My President Now': Fmr. Iraqi Translator Khalid 'Phillip' Awda Will Give Pledge Of Allegiance At President Trump's Minneapolis RallyWCCO has learned a very unlikely Minnesotan will have a starring role in Thursday's rally for President Donald Trump.
'I'm So Grateful': Iraqi Translator Embedded With U.S. Soldiers Becomes American CitizenAn Iraqi translator who helped U.S. soldiers is now an American citizen.
Minn. Veteran Helps Iraqi Interpreter Reunite With FamilyThree years ago we first brought you the story of a Minnesota soldier who helped an Iraqi man move to America. That happened in 2013. But getting Phillip’s wife and children here took more time and more work.
Iraqi Refugee Works To Bring Family To MN With HimAn Iraqi man needs one thing to make Minnesota finally feel like home -- his family. "Phillip," which is what soldiers call him to protect his identity, served as an interpreter for Minnesota soldiers during the Iraq War.
Iraqi Translator Tries To Bring His Family To Minn. An Iraqi man who helped save soldiers' lives overseas is trying to bring his family to America. American soldiers helped bring Philip here last December, after he served as an interpreter for them during the war.
Iraqi Interpreter Settles In To New Life In Minn.After years of living in a war-torn country, an Iraqi man is starting a new life in Minnesota with the help of some American soldiers he met overseas. Twelve days ago, Phillip arrived in the Twin Cities. He uses the nickname that American soldiers gave him in the interest of protecting his identity."Twelve days without any check points. Nobody asks me where I'm going, you know, all the security stuff. And you feel safe," Khalid said. "The first three, four days [it] was exciting. First time to see snow, you know. All this nice weather, but now, I feel cold."
Iraqi Interpreter Comes To Minn. With Local Veteran's HelpThere are a lot of good stories this time of year about people giving back. But the greatest gift this holiday season may be what Twin Cities war veteran Paul Braun gave to an Iraqi man he met while overseas. The man, known as Phillip, put his life on the line to serve as an interpreter for Braun and his fellow soldiers. Braun first met Phillip, whose real name is Khalid, when he was assigned to the 34th Military Police company in Basra, Iraq in 2009.