Help Soldiers Bring Their Brother Home

By Ben Manning |

Published 06/27 2014 10:47PM

Updated 06/27 2014 11:20PM

ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - A local Army National Guard unit says an Iraqi citizen that helped them while they were deployed is now in danger. They’re trying to get him and his family special immigration visas to come to the United States. They've started an online petition at the White House. And one of the sergeants with the Stryker Brigade says this is way for people to actually save someone's life.

Sergeant Sergio Carmona says their interpreter protected their Stryker Brigade while they were in Iraq. He knew the local customs and laws and was able to keep the Strykers safe.

It was always a dangerous job. But Carmona says as things start to deteriorate there the possibility of him and his family becoming targets is getting greater.

So Carmona and his fellow soldiers started an online petition at the white house website called “Help the Soldiers Bring their Brother Home.” Carmona says this man worked with them day in and day out and his nationality and religion don’t matter. The Stryker Brigade considers him their brother.

They need a hundred thousand signatures by July 19th to help get the special immigrant visa. And you can sign the Help the Soldiers Bring their Brother Home petition here.

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